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"Glenburn"turntable-made in England,1973..
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Post# 1029844   4/14/2019 at 11:39 by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        

Just got-and promptly junked-a 1973 monkey wards console HiFi,faux wood cabinet busted up some and radio chassis missing-did salvage a couple Japan 8"woofers and a nice changer type turntable similar to the usual BSRs of the era:plastic platter,wheel drive,2 pole motor,ceramic cartridge :)Platter is locked up solid-just like is common with BSRs-oil soaking in now.Never seen the Glenburn brand before.




Post# 1029852 , Reply# 1   4/14/2019 at 13:31 by kenwashesmonday (Haledon, NJ)        

The Glenburn record changers look similar to BSR record changers for good reason.
 
From: https://www.reddit.com/r/vinyl/comments/8iv7ui/the_mystery_of_glenburn_engineerings_turntables
 
"In the late 1960s, Dr. Daniel McDonald, the founder of Birmingham Sound Reproducers (aka BSR) was removed from the board of his own company (apparently, deemed too old). Around 1970, he retired to Geneva and sold much of his shares in the business, essentially severing his ties with BSR.
 

In 1971, he decided to get back in business, and founded Glenburn Engineering, to directly compete with his former company, and set up premises in East Kilbride and Wollaston, and attracted many BSR workers to join him.
 

Glenburn changers, while primarily marketed towards low-end/BPC stereos, also had models with magnetic cartridges, and sold standalone changers. These used the same mounting holes as BSR changers...……………………...

Around 1975, BSR finally convinced McDonald to return to BSR, seeing how successful Glenburn was. This led to BSR acquiring Glenburn, which sold the last AT-100/AT-105 and AT-110 record changers while supplies lasted. Eventually, these were redesigned as the C180 and C181, respectively. "

 

 


Post# 1029862 , Reply# 2   4/14/2019 at 15:47 by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        

that would explain why they are almost the same,yet no parts appear to be interchangeable.. 1971-75 pretty short run...Mine is now starting to turn after the oil application and once it will run,will let it run nonstop for a day or two to limber it up and run out the congealed oil.

Post# 1029919 , Reply# 3   4/15/2019 at 07:17 by kenwashesmonday (Haledon, NJ)        

A better plan might be to remove the old oil with lighter fluid, rags, and Q-tips, then re-oil with sewing machine oil or turbine oil.  Also make sure the end-of-record trip mechanism is clean, free, and dry.


Post# 1029945 , Reply# 4   4/15/2019 at 13:09 by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        
oil did the trick

was found to rotate freely this morning-probably will give it a good cleaning




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