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Rare Vtg Collaro Transcription Turntable -Top of the Line In 59+BONUS! - $19 (Wheat Ridge)

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For sale is a very unusual, beautiful, and rare vintage (1959) Collaro “Constellation” Model TC99 turntable made in England. This turntable was actually called a “Transcription Stereo Changer” in Collaro’s advertisements. The Collaro Constellation TC99 turntable was “Top-of-the-Line” for Collaro’s 1959 line of turntables. If you do a Google search (using all of the following keywords in combination: 1959, Collaro, Constellation, and TC99), you can see and review information and original ads regarding this unique turntable. Also included is a great BONUS (further described below).

I obtained this turntable at an estate sale and I don't really know anything about it. There is a cartridge and stylus in the tone-arm of the turntable. The cartridge says “SHURE M7D-M”. I also don’t whether the cartridge and stylus are good, operational, and original.

When I bought this turntable, there was a short power cord/plug attached to it. I plugged in the power cord and turned the turntable on briefly. When I did this, the turntable started spinning. However, when I went to change the speed of the turntable, it didn’t seem that the speed would change and it appeared like it just ran at the same speed. I was also able to get the tone-arm to move across the platter when I turned some of the other controls although I don’t know if I did this correctly or if it was moving properly. Therefore, the Buyer should assume that this turntable is going to need service, repair work, and/or parts and it is being sold as-is as an unrestored non-operative vintage piece of equipment for display purposes only (or for restoration by a qualified turntable repair expert). I removed and discarded the power cord since it had some cuts in it. Accordingly, there is no power cord/plug provided with this turntable.

In summary, this is one of the most interesting turntables that I have ever seen. It is in beautiful cosmetic condition and is quite rare and seldom seen. It was really a “Top-of-the-Line” product back in 1959 and would make a fantastic addition to any early audio and turntable collection. Price: $19.99

BONUS: Finally, included as a BONUS at no extra cost is a really cool-looking Motorola stereo turntable. I briefly powered it up and got the turntable to spin and the tone arm to move. However, if I moved it around, the turntable would seem to stop so it needs work and is being provided for parts or restoration purposes with no warranties or guarantees. The turntable has a cartridge in it (I don't know if it's good/correct) and there is a needle for the 78 side of the cartridge but there doesn't appear to be a needle for the 33 side of the cartridge. This is an awesome looking turntable and very heavy and well made!

Please Note: This turntable (including all of its parts, components, cartridge, stylus, etc.) is being sold as-is, untested, and with no warranties or guarantees. It should be assumed by the Buyer that this turntable is non-working and will need repairs, parts, etc. It is being sold entirely for restoration or display. Any work on, repairs to, or use of this turntable and its parts, components, cartridge, stylus, etc. should only be done by a qualified electronic repair technician. Seller is not responsible for any damages or injuries to any persons, property, records, or equipment of any kind from any and all uses by the Buyer of this turntable along with its parts, components, cartridge, stylus, etc. or from anything else that the Buyer intends to do with them or actually does with them. Likewise, Buyer assumes all risks associated with this turntable along with its parts, components, cartridge, stylus, etc. Seller also makes no guarantees or warranties that this turntable is restorable. No returns. Finally, all of the information, qualifications, and limitations as set forth in this paragraph and elsewhere in this listing as they apply to the Collaro turntable also apply equally to the Motorola bonus turntable.

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