The case of your record player is made or Bakelite. The Bakelite case is far more fragile than it looks and is very brittle. It is not flexible and will chip or break if dropped or struck, much like glass, and is just as fragile as glass. The motor of your record player is suspended to the chassis by three motor mounts held on by clips. It your record player is subject to intense shock because of poor handling, the motor could easily break away from its mounts. The tonearm with its delicate cartridge and needle is precision balanced and must be secured before shipment. And finally, the spindle onto which you stack your 45s contains several precision parts that must be protected during shipment.

PLEASE….Pack your record player carefully following these steps.

1. Ensure the screws securing the base of your record player are snug and are not loose.

2. Place the tonearm in its resting position. Most players have a resting stand located to the right of the turntable. It your player does not have a resting stand, move the tonearm as far to the right of the turntable as possible to its resting position.

3. Using gift wrap tape, secure the tonearm to the resting stand or top plate to prevent it from moving during shipment.

Your record player must be double-boxed to ensure safe shipment. The small amount of extra postage involved because of the additional weight will be well worth it. The inside box must allow for at least 3-inches of space above, and 2-inches of space below and around each side of your record player. The outside box should be large enough to allow for at least 2-inches of space between it and the inside box on all sides.

THE BEST PACKING MATERIAL IS CRUMBLED NEWSPAPER OR FOAM RUBBER. DO NOT USE 'PEANUTS' OR BUBBLE WRAP, ESPECIALLY BETWEEN THE INNER AND OUTER BOX. BUBBLE WRAP AND 'PEANUTS' CAN'T ABSORB SHOCKS VERY WELL AND THE BAKELITE CASE MAY CRACK.

4. Put approximately 2-inches of crumpled newspaper or foam into the bottom of the inside box. Newspaper should be crumbled tightly.

5. Gently insert your record player into the inside cardboard box ensuring it is placed in the center of the box.

6. Pack crumbled newspapers around the sides of your record player filling in the voids around and above the turntable and around the spindle. Use extra care when packing newspaper around the tonearm. You should have at least 3-inches of space above the spindle in which to pack newspaper.

7. When you feel your record player is snug inside the inside the box, seal the box with shipping tape.

8. Put approximately 2-inches of crumpled newspaper or foam into the bottom of the outside box. Newspaper should be crumbled tightly.

9. Place the inside box into a larger box that allows for at least 2-inches all around the inner box.

10. Pack crumbled newspapers around the sides and top of the inside box.

11. Seal the top cover of the box with shipping tape.

12. Label the box and your ready for shipment.

13. When shipping, be sure to insure your record player for a minimum of $100.