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.
your record player carefully following these steps.
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
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.
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.
Put approximately 2-inches of crumpled newspaper or foam
into the bottom of the inside box. Newspaper should be crumbled
5. Gently insert your record player into the inside
cardboard box ensuring it is placed in the center of the
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.