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Let's see if there's any interest in this.  I really like the styling of old record players, and love to get them working again.  This old valve unit is up and running nicely. Look at those air vents and shaped speaker grill, all in a lovely two-tone case.  That would be a 4-speed Collaro mechanism I think,  but I don't know who actually put it together as a unit.  HMV maybe?

 

Post some pics of yours if you have 'em.

 

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Another one a bit more "modern" :)  This one is stereo.  An unusual transistor circuit -  uses high impedance speakers as the collector loads.  Probably barely puts out one watt/channel.

 

Made by Kingsley, using a very common and reliable Monarch player with 4-speeds and auto-stop.

 

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A great old valve HMV.  Classic combo with the 4 speed BSR player with auto-shutoff.  Still using the original turnover mono cartridge and I was able to get new styluses.

 

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On 11/10/2019 at 6:07 AM, aussievintage said:

Let's see if there's any interest in this.  I really like the styling of old record players, and love to get them working again.  This old valve unit is up and running nicely. Look at those air vents and shaped speaker grill, all in a lovely two-tone case.  That would be a 4-speed Collaro mechanism I think,  but I don't know who actually put it together as a unit.  HMV maybe?

 

Post some pics of yours if you have 'em.

 

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I remember that this is a rare record player, isn't it?

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yeah it looks like an old one. I found one at my Nana's house after she passed a few months ago. I just got it restored but I am looking for a decent record player stand, now. Any advise?

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The first one very much looks like the Collaro tonearm.  The two side vents on the top are exactly the same as those which were used on 1940/50's pantries. 

 

Sorry, I can't share much excitement over these, they were like (but look slightly better) than the first record player I had.  I hated the 2" speaker that pointed up underneath a 12" record, and the ultra-heavy ceramic cart (with flick-over 78 stylus, that I couldn't work out how it was different to the 33 stylus, they both sounded equally as bad).  I ruined a lot of what would otherwise be quite valuable records now. 

 

If you want to get me excited with old record player pics, show me a lovely hammertone broadcast idler.  But don't let my preferences interfere with your enjoyment of these. 

 

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On 12/10/2019 at 11:20 AM, aussievintage said:

A great old valve HMV.  Classic combo with the 4 speed BSR player with auto-shutoff.  Still using the original turnover mono cartridge and I was able to get new styluses.

 

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That looks very similar to one my brother had in the very early '60s.

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