Unknown turn table

Jampot90

Active Member
It might be worth taking a pic without the clutter, square on from the 'front and then use the new image at a decent size / definition to search Google Images.

The drive unit looks as though it may be pretty old and more likely to be idler drive than direct drive, perhaps an ex broadcast model rehoused for domestic use.

Jim
 

noiseboy72

Well-known Member
Looks like an old Garrod or similar - probably designed for a commercial installation like a dance hall or factory and fitted with a new arm to make it stereo rather than mono. Could also be a Telefunkin, Philips, Rediffusion, Pye, RCA...

If it's idler drive, expect quite high levels of rumble, but reasonable wow and flutter level.
 

Ben281975

Novice Member
It might be worth taking a pic without the clutter, square on from the 'front and then use the new image at a decent size / definition to search Google Images.

The drive unit looks as though it may be pretty old and more likely to be idler drive than direct drive, perhaps an ex broadcast model rehoused for domestic use.

Jim
 

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noiseboy72

Well-known Member
Yep, an old Garrad - and the auto return mechanism makes it commercial not broadcast.

These were designed for mono reproduction, so in stereo, rumble may be an issue from the idler.
 

Ben281975

Novice Member
Very heavy was on old cabinet with ferrograph 20-20 tuner was removed cabinet looked like telefunken cabinet but everything was made in UK
What is it worth
Thank you
 

noiseboy72

Well-known Member
Probably not a huge amount. They do get re-engineered and sold for big money, but the unless it's a 301 or 401 - which can go for thousands and I don't think it is, you might get £50 - £100 if it works.
 
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