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Old philips record player from the 50s?
post Dec 25 2012, 17:11
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Hello everyone,

earlier today i found this old philips record player in my grandma's attic. I have no idea how old it is, but the records still spin. I was wondering if it would be possible to get some sound out of this baby. There is one cable for audio output, but I don't have any idea which kind of speaker/box I need.

Could you help me out? Also, would it be possible to identify this record player? You can find some the pictures below, please click on the thumbnails.

Thank you for your help and have a merry christmas,

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post Dec 26 2012, 18:50
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With great respect for DVDdoug, I don't think I'd touch that thing with a 10-foot pole. What is the broken, frayed cable in the picture? It looks like a power cable from which someone has pulled off the plug. That is the first thing that needs fixing and I suspect it wouldn't be the last thing. From its design, I'd guess that turntable is from the mid/late 50s/early 60s; here is a picture of a 1964 Philips which has more advanced features than yours:

Mechanical devices of that age don't hold up well without maintenance/repair. If you have vinyl to spin, I think you'd do yourself and your LPs a big favor by purchasing a more contemporary new or used turntable. Even something cheap like this would be a better solution:

Found it! Pretty sure it pre-dates modern stereo:
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