Close-up of the Thorens transducer unit with steel stylus. Thorens was a renowned Swiss manufacturer of gramophones and this model is a remarkable feat of compact miniaturisation.
This is the winding hole for the clockwork motor and the winding key. The clockwork motor inside the unit would, when full wound, drive the turntable for just over the length of a single 10-inch record side.
Close-up of the speed regulator showing the words Presto & Lento (Fast & Slow). Playing speed could be increased or decreased by about 5 per cent.
Overview showing the arrangement of the unit's parts within the case when disassembled. This unit is a good example of the compact, foldaway players of the time, known as 'camera-phone' players because of their resemblance to portable cameras.
General view with lid detached.
Rotations and views
A selection of views from the interactive rotations, to view the whole set of rotation images you can download thorens.zip (10MB) which contains all 36 images