This old steel needles appears to have a ruby tip. Needles of this style were often marketed as being for all 3 Speeds (33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM Records) and they were intended for use in multi-speed record players having cartridges with the familiar thumb screw design. Since there is no information on the original packaging I can’t guarantee that this is one of those needles but I believe it probably is. The ruby would allow this to be a long lasting needle capable of many plays under normal circumstances. The inside of the lid reads; Everlasting Gem Guarantee which guaranteed thousands of perfect performances. The steel shank has a flat side which aided in positioning it into some needle holders. The needle comes in a domed plastic holder which fits into a cardboard box that reads; Ruby Gem Phono Needle. My assumption is that this stylus is from the 1950’s.
The box measures about 3 3/8” by 3 ½” by 1 1/8” and is in good condition although the front flap is torn off and missing. The plastic dome is in good condition and the needle appears to be in very good condition.
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Vintage Phonograph Needle Ruby Gem with Original Packaging