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 Post subject: Re: Garrard 201 motors
PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 1:35 pm 
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As far as I know, these motors are operated purely by induction and a governor in the normal way---there are no idler wheels. Thanks for the confirmation Chunny. Like Andy, I was very pleased to see that it was you who bought the great double turntable set-up mentioned previously---magnificent and potentially very useful for your DJ work I should think !

At present, I have limited experience of operating a 201 but one piece of advice, which was given to me and which I should like to pass on, is in relation to the auto-start. Sometimes I have found that the turntable will only begin to revolve by hand spinning, after which everything works normally. I am told this can be a feature of the induced magnetism and that the problem will solve itself if the motor is left running for some time--it apparently re-magnetises itself and should then start of its own accord once more. I have not tried this but pass on the tip for what it is worth.


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 Post subject: Re: Garrard 201 motors
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 3:33 am 
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chunnybh wrote:
Yes please, a link to the pdf would be great.

I think (hope) I must have it saved at work, so will look next week. Meanwhile, here are some other links, but I imagine you have already found these. It would be worth enquiring with the people archiving all the historic stuff (bottom link)!

http://www.bl.uk/britishlibrary/~/media ... ration.pdf

http://www.saturn-sound.com/history/hi- ... anuals.htm

http://www.bbceng.info/info-ex/info-exchange.html
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 Post subject: Re: Garrard 201 motors
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 4:31 am 
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chunnybh wrote:
Yes please, a link to the pdf would be great.

Here it is Chunny:
http://www.bbceng.info/ti/non-eqpt/TI_R ... ipment.pdf
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 Post subject: Re: Garrard 201 motors
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 8:50 pm 
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Thank you for this invaluable file.


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 Post subject: Re: Garrard 201 motors
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 12:04 pm 
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Here's a Garrard catalogue from 1953 (in five parts). Granted, this is outside the normal date range of our hobby, but it puts the 201 into context near the end of its production span of over 20 years - and at a time when Garrard were still, perhaps surprisingly, producing spring motors! See pages 10 and 11.

According to the Bank of England's inflation calculator, the price of the 201 after purchase tax was equivalent to about £630 today!


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 Post subject: Re: Garrard 201 motors
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:02 am 
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Another Garrard 201 leaflet.

Not sure why it's displaying poorly - clearer if you click on the images to open them.


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 Post subject: Re: Garrard 201 motors
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:15 am 
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Here's another leaflet covering the 201, recently acquired in the US. Also a letter from 1950 showing a different sales address.


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