I finally found one that I could afford. I snatched this up for $18.00, had the guy plug it in, everything works. Then of course I am notorious for buying in a hurry and discovered it has no needle. I was pretty bummed as I know nothing about needle replacement on these old units. I have it temporarily displayed but this will go into storage at some point. I cannot make out the brand name either.
This is how I have it currently displayed, on an old phone/plant stand. In pretty nice shape.
Speaker, part of the turntable and the back part of the arm.
I like them a little more sparkly but they’re such an essential to own. Congrats!
This is definitely a start. Have you ever seen the one on Mari’s website that plays her music. I would love one like that!
I have a similar model made by Westinghouse that I got from my Grandfather (a collector extraordinaire!) It needs a new needle also and I looked into it not all that long ago. I haven’t purchased any yet but there are a number of sources, found via a quick Google search.
nice find, denny!
Carrie – thanks for the info!
Mark – As Allee mentioned, this one doesn’t have a ton of sparkle to it but I am hoping to be in the right place at the right time for an upgrade! I love these old players!