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Old 27th Jun 2016, 3:56 pm   #141
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Certainly looks very late BSRish - 1973? There should be a red BSR sticker on the underside of the motor plate. Very budget built. Edward
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 10:18 pm   #142
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Default BSR UA 14 number of variations

Have two DEFIANT (Co-op) record players with UA14 decks but one appears just slightly different in that the arm on one has no clip but clips into the arm holder, the other has a purpose metal clip to hold. Also I noticed another UA14 on another player that has Monarch. So are there 3 variations or just 2?
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 11:47 pm   #143
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Don't forget the brown version too ;-)
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Old 8th Mar 2018, 2:21 pm   #144
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I don't ever recall seeing these with an added "Monarch" badge. Obviously there is the earlier and, apparently, mechanically identical, UA12.
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Old 26th Aug 2018, 8:08 pm   #145
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Default Re: BSR record player deck identification.

Hi there,
Thought I may be able to help contribute. I have an early Pye Black Box with this BSR Autochanger fitted but I cannot seem to find any pictures of it online. Perhaps some of you good people can help identify it. (UA4?)
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Old 26th Aug 2018, 10:31 pm   #146
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That's a really early Black Box from 1954. It's a BSR UA5 autochanger in there. I only ever saw them made at Lowestoft in 1955 with the follow-on, BSR UA6. The original BSR TC4 cartridge has been replaced by what looks like a later Ronette type.
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 10:47 am   #147
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Posts #131 and #133 suggest there was no UA5.
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 11:19 am   #148
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Default Re: BSR record player deck identification.

The BSR deck in Post 145.....It's a Monarch, according to its ID plate...…

Looks like the early version of the said.

The fanfare:

https://www.americanradiohistory.com...=%22monarch%22

The next version:

https://www.americanradiohistory.com...=%22monarch%22

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Old 27th Aug 2018, 11:31 am   #149
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Very rare and interesting content. Indeed, I never knew the UA5 was quite as early as January 1953, nor the UA6 from as early as February 1954.
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Old 29th Aug 2018, 1:14 am   #150
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The UA5 was the first BSR autochanger, designed by Lawrence Guest. Apparently most were badged Decca as it was they who proposed manufacture of changers to BSR.

Paraphrased from BSR Just for the record book
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Old 29th Aug 2018, 6:46 am   #151
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See also post 4
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