Thanks @ThomasOKand others for your insight. I've had my mind elsewhere the past couple weeks and forgot to check back on this thread. Attached is an image with the platter removed. 110 V / 60HZ. It looks like there was another sticker which is now gone. There's a hair stuck to it instead–perhaps I should use it to track down the old owner
neat, thanks kl; glad to know it's as simple as it looks. I'll poke around more online and see what my budget allows as far as a new tonearm and board go.
Thanks for taking a look Mick and Cre. Some good info to check out. I did not check oil but when saw the platter spun easily by hand. I plugged it in and spun it via motor as well. Maybe this was a mistake? It seemed to spin without resistance so I didn't expect that would cause any harm.
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Hi all, I find myself in a strange circumstance. I found someone's abandoned DIY project; an LP12 which looks to be in great condition. I've tried to find the owner to make sure this wasn't some kind of mistake, but no luck. I'm thinking maybe a divorce or messy breakup. I wanted to reach out to some communities who are familiar with this turntable for advice. It looks like, if this was running and in good condition it would be valuable to someone else. I don't think I can keep it (bills to pay, etc.) Unfortunately I have no car, so I'm not able to bring it to a local shop. I'll attach some pictures below. There's no tonearm, but otherwise looks "stock". It's a low S/N (002960), and if my reading is correct that means it lacks most of the neat upgrades that came with later productions. Plugged in, the power button lights up nicely and the platter turns smoothly. Is there any way to test the electronics without buying and mounting a tonearm? Any other advice?
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