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Old 24th Jul 2021, 8:43 am   #1
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Default And another record changer to identify

See photo,. Pretty sure it's of British origin, and uses a familiar mechanism
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Old 24th Jul 2021, 8:45 am   #2
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Record players are not really my thing but it looks like a Decca Deccalian (Mk4 ?) and ISTR they were fitted with Garrard AT6 autochangers.

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Old 24th Jul 2021, 8:50 am   #3
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Record players are not really my thing but it looks like a Decca Deccalian (Mk4 ?) and ISTR they were fitted with Garrard AT6 autochangers.

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You must have a very good zoom Mike!
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I owned a Deccalian for many years with it's stereo adapter.

It was a pretty decent player for a portable (luggable).

I retained the very similarly styled loading feature (also a Cliff Richards fan) when I parted with the player some 20 years ago during the second big clear out.

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Default Re: And another record changer to identify

I noticed that in the Bob Dylan film "Dont look back" 1964 he had one in his hotel room.
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Record players are not really my thing but it looks like a Decca Deccalian (Mk4 ?) and ISTR they were fitted with Garrard AT6 autochangers.

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Yes, definitely an Autoslim derivative: you can see the boomerang -like size sensor.
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Old 24th Jul 2021, 11:16 am   #7
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I owned a Deccalian for many years with it's stereo adapter.

It was a pretty decent player for a portable (luggable).

I retained the very similarly styled loading feature (also a Cliff Richards fan) when I parted with the player some 20 years ago during the second big clear out.

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Yery sensible to keep it I think. Despite what people say they are well built and reliable. Sure the mechanism can get a bit stiff over the years, but nothing a bit of love and attention can't fix, and then they'll almost certainly outlive us
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......well, they'll certainly last a bit longer than Crosley......
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Yes its a Deccalian 4D/E front grille and control knobs with handle on side suspect blue, should have a serial no plaque on the back.Deccalian 4 were in a wooden cabinet also using garrard AT6, both using a deram cartridge.
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Actually all along I was talking about the girl in the photo, thought it would make people smile! But many thanks for identifying what was going on record-player-wise in the photo. You are an admirably PC lot on this forum, well done and/or commiserations. Now back to researching those slender legs and leatherette features!
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