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Old 17th Apr 2019, 10:34 am   #1
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Cool Portadyne record player - identify the model?

I would also appreciate input if anyone has any idea what it could be worth.
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Old 17th Apr 2019, 10:40 am   #2
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Default Re: Portadyne record player - identify the model?

Did you photograph it in the mirror? (The photos appear to be flipped)
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Old 17th Apr 2019, 12:01 pm   #3
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Old 17th Apr 2019, 2:44 pm   #4
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Can't help with the model number, sorry, but I can tell you that in their day, they were just about the cheapest record player on the market. If memory serves me right, in 1964 they were sold for 10.50. In my opinion the value now would be around the 20 - 30 mark if it's all working correctly. The original cartridge looks to have been replaced with a stereo-compatible version. That alone, again if in working order, could be worth that price on it's own, as they are unobtainable now.
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Old 17th Apr 2019, 11:16 pm   #5
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That is so much easier to look at now, don't know why but it just made my brain do weird things (what's new then?) seeing the tonearm on the left like that.

Still not sure how one can define the stereo-compatible cartridge from the photos, but as said if it's in working order it's got to be worth 20-30.
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Old 18th Apr 2019, 12:01 pm   #6
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Default Re: Portadyne record player - identify the model?

Maybe because it's white? Might mean something to the cognoscenti.
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The ususal give-away is that there appears to be no stylus turnover knob (typical of an old Mono cartridge) protruding out from the front of the tone arm.
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Old 20th Apr 2019, 9:46 pm   #8
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Maybe because it's white? Might mean something to the cognoscenti.
Cognoscenti I most assuredly am not, so that would explain it Maybe my eyes/laptop screen just aren't as sharp as some either. I can just about make out the aperture in the front where presumably the flip lever would have been, now Edward mentions it.
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