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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:33 pm 
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Hi,
I'm new to this and I have to say I have limited knowledge so I do apologise. I'm looking for some advice on behalf of my dad.
He has an original and authentic transcriptor turntable (exactly the same as the one in the film Clockwork Orange), in its box, with its original receipt and the different liquid stuff it needs - if he was to sell it can anyone recommend the best place to do this and how much he should roughly expect? It has its original arm but also an SME arm (not sure specifics but I can find out). I'm in the UK.
I'd really appreciate any help or advice and the reason I'm asking on here is because from reading other posts there seem to be some very knowledgeable people on here.
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Hannah x


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Have a look under "Clockwork Orange" in the forums - it has been well covered
A number of people believe they have the "Clockwork orange" TT .... but do they :?:
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Hi, Thanks - I have already been on those links though - it was why I signed up to this forum as it sounds like the people on here know their stuff.
It is the original type before Mitchell (ignore spelling). It was bought in 1969 for £80 (I think). X


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Chalkly24 wrote:
Hi,
I'm new to this and I have to say I have limited knowledge so I do apologise. I'm looking for some advice on behalf of my dad.
He has an original and authentic transcriptor turntable (exactly the same as the one in the film Clockwork Orange), in its box, with its original receipt and the different liquid stuff it needs - if he was to sell it can anyone recommend the best place to do this and how much he should roughly expect? It has its original arm but also an SME arm (not sure specifics but I can find out). I'm in the UK.
I'd really appreciate any help or advice and the reason I'm asking on here is because from reading other posts there seem to be some very knowledgeable people on here.
Thanks
Hannah x

Welcome aboard the Cam forum.
Hows things in the U.K.?
Great first post and nice to see you looking out for your dear ol dad Hannah.
That table fetches quite a lot over here in Canada.
Tough to say what price you would ask in pounds/shillings and pence.
But i would imagine you could still sell for a fair bit considering its in the box.
Aside from being in the movie it happens to be a great table.
Good build. And yes it is even considered coveted by many audiophiles.
Best of luck with it and best to you.
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Chipmunk1957 wrote:
Chalkly24 wrote:
Hi,
I'm new to this and I have to say I have limited knowledge so I do apologise. I'm looking for some advice on behalf of my dad.
He has an original and authentic transcriptor turntable (exactly the same as the one in the film Clockwork Orange), in its box, with its original receipt and the different liquid stuff it needs - if he was to sell it can anyone recommend the best place to do this and how much he should roughly expect? It has its original arm but also an SME arm (not sure specifics but I can find out). I'm in the UK.
I'd really appreciate any help or advice and the reason I'm asking on here is because from reading other posts there seem to be some very knowledgeable people on here.
Thanks
Hannah x

Welcome aboard the Cam forum.
Hows things in the U.K.?
Great first post and nice to see you looking out for your dear ol dad Hannah.
That table fetches quite a lot over here in Canada.
Tough to say what price you would ask in pounds/shillings and pence.
But i would imagine you could still sell for a fair bit considering its in the box.
Aside from being in the movie it happens to be a great table.
Good build. And yes it is even considered coveted by many audiophiles.
Best of luck with it and best to you.
Cheers!


Thanks for replying. UK is okay but it's no Canada and I know where I'd prefer to be. :wink:
I kind of want to keep it as an heirloom but it's a bit too complicated for me to get any real use and I'm sure someone else would be better suited for it just not sure where to start. X


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Chalkly24 wrote:
Chipmunk1957 wrote:
Chalkly24 wrote:
Hi,
I'm new to this and I have to say I have limited knowledge so I do apologise. I'm looking for some advice on behalf of my dad.
He has an original and authentic transcriptor turntable (exactly the same as the one in the film Clockwork Orange), in its box, with its original receipt and the different liquid stuff it needs - if he was to sell it can anyone recommend the best place to do this and how much he should roughly expect? It has its original arm but also an SME arm (not sure specifics but I can find out). I'm in the UK.
I'd really appreciate any help or advice and the reason I'm asking on here is because from reading other posts there seem to be some very knowledgeable people on here.
Thanks
Hannah x

Welcome aboard the Cam forum.
Hows things in the U.K.?
Great first post and nice to see you looking out for your dear ol dad Hannah.
That table fetches quite a lot over here in Canada.
Tough to say what price you would ask in pounds/shillings and pence.
But i would imagine you could still sell for a fair bit considering its in the box.
Aside from being in the movie it happens to be a great table.
Good build. And yes it is even considered coveted by many audiophiles.
Best of luck with it and best to you.
Cheers!


Thanks for replying. UK is okay but it's no Canada and I know where I'd prefer to be. :wink:
I kind of want to keep it as an heirloom but it's a bit too complicated for me to get any real use and I'm sure someone else would be better suited for it just not sure where to start. X

Well the thrill is in the chase...i can assure you!
If you were to keep it i would imagine you would probably be the only kid on your block to have one.
They are a bit of a rarity even around Cam as they dont come up for sale alot.
I can tell you where not to go like antique shops or pawn shops as they will give you next to knot and sell it big.
You can always google the turntable name and Canuck in the same search and you will get previous Cam sales of the table.
There is also HiFi Shark to search for you.
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Hi Hannah, could you post a few pictures of your TT ? I'm someone here can identify exactly what you have.
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Well the thrill is in the chase...i can assure you!
If you were to keep it i would imagine you would probably be the only kid on your block to have one.
They are a bit of a rarity even around Cam as they dont come up for sale alot.
I can tell you where not to go like antique shops or pawn shops as they will give you next to knot and sell it big.
You can always google the turntable name and Canuck in the same search and you will get previous Cam sales of the table.
There is also HiFi Shark to search for you.
Cheers[/quote]

Thanks for the help x


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Just out of curiosity Hannah.
Do you enjoy audio as a hobby or is this just to sell dear ol dad's turntable?
By the way if i had my way id be living where you are.
Nothing wrong with Canada but have always been intrigued with the U.K.! :D

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Chipmunk1957 wrote:
Just out of curiosity Hannah.
Do you enjoy audio as a hobby or is this just to sell dear ol dad's turntable?
By the way if i had my way id be living where you are.
Nothing wrong with Canada but have always been intrigued with the U.K.! :D



It was a passion of my dad's when he was younger. I don't really know much about it. I used to love playing my dad's vinyl's but that's about it. I'm finding it interesting reading up about the transcriptors but it's so confusing about what's what.
I do think it's a real shame he wants to get rid of it as it was paid for from savings my Grandparents had put away for him for his 21st. And whilst I can't really comment about it from a technical point of view, it is a beautiful item.
Uk's pretty boring place - I love Canada's diverse landscape. My dad used to live and work there for a while and he loved it. X


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Chalkly24 wrote:
Chipmunk1957 wrote:
Just out of curiosity Hannah.
Do you enjoy audio as a hobby or is this just to sell dear ol dad's turntable?
By the way if i had my way id be living where you are.
Nothing wrong with Canada but have always been intrigued with the U.K.! :D





It was a passion of my dad's when he was younger. I don't really know much about it. I used to love playing my dad's vinyl's but that's about it. I'm finding it interesting reading up about the transcriptors but it's so confusing about what's what.
I do think it's a real shame he wants to get rid of it as it was paid for from savings my Grandparents had put away for him for his 21st. And whilst I can't really comment about it from a technical point of view, it is a beautiful item.
Uk's pretty boring place - I love Canada's diverse landscape. My dad used to live and work there for a while and he loved it. X

Your family sounds very nuclear and i have to commend your dad for working here as it can be tough.
As for you and this wonderful table with sentimental value...i would do some more research on pricing but if you let it go you might wish you had kept it as they do not come up often.
If you still like vinyl go buy a Rega (example) to see if it spurs you on.
If so then as i said earlier the thrill is in the chase of this hobby.

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By the way Hannah ...
This is the picture of the actual one from an outtake of the movie Clockwork.
Its difficult to see the hydraulic arm but you get the idea.

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Hi Hannah, could you post a few pictures of your TT ? I'm someone here can identify exactly what you have.
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Hi,
These are some pics - it's very dirty at mo as its just come out of storage. Been collecting dust since 1982. I was wrong about the date too - it was 1968 when he got it.

The arm on it at present is an SME but he does have the original one - just hasn't got it out of storage yet - he's hoping to find it tomorrow.

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Hi again Hannah.
Looks like you've got the real deal!
Congrats.

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Very cool to watch this unfold!

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