The same gentleman who I recently got the Sparta TT from said he found four more TT's up in his attic and that I was welcome to them. They all will need new rubber parts and a complete cleaning and lubrication.
The first one is a Collins model 200B with a Gray Reserach tonearm. I suspect this one is from the late '50's. The tonearm was not attached to it's base when I got it; but, I took care of that.
Here is the other Collins 200B that has what's left of a Gray tonearm on it.
Gates CB1200 that looks to be from the '70's. This one has an Ashland motor and a Micro-Trak 303 tonearm with a Stanton 500 cartridge. The arm is missing the counterweight; but, I think I have a busted tonearm somewhere that I can steal a weight from.
Last, we have a Rek-O-Kut B12-71 that looks very similar to the Sparta that I got the other day. I wonder if this was made in '71? It also has a Micro-Trak 303 tonearm with Stanton 500 cartridge.
They all need a good bit of work; but, I think they are worth the effort. I wish I could find a Gray tonearm to match the missing one on the other Collins TT; but, that may be hard to do.
Actually, I'm not that familiar with those Gray tonearms. Isn't there some type of oil that goes in the rear well? Also, how is the tracking weight adjusted on these?
Oh, here is the Sparta I got the other day.