Transcriptor Hydraulic Reference Turntable. This one was made by the original company likely around 1972-73 before it was licensed to J A Michell which continued to make this until 1977. I picked this one up back in early 2011. It was not meant to be a replacement for the Rega Planar 2 of which I was using then and bought it new back in 1997. I just like the look of it, an audio "objet d'art" But after I put it in my system especially after I got the SME 3009 II improved tonearm, later I added SME tonearm fluid damper also, I like it better than the Rega Planar 2. So it has been in my system since. Well, I still have the Planar 2 of which I will sell it soon since I don't really use it now.
This one is by no mean in mint condition. But it cleaned up nicely and spinning fine at 33 1/3 with great speed stability, pretty amazing after all this years. Although lately when I change to 45 it seem a bit slow. Not sure why since 33 1/3 is fine. I will have to look in to it. Perhaps time to change those resistors and caps in there. The motor still good but this is the biggest worry for me, I'm keeping my eyes for a replacement.
Anyway, those pics above where taken back in 2011. After 8 years of use I just gave it a good cleaning again last month, with new belt, new foam pads, oil and silicone fluid. And here's a video of it in action, click on the picture of the link next to it.... Transcriptors Hydraulic Reference.
, on Flickr
Here's link to my Flickr album if you are interested in seeing more of this table and the clean up process...https://www.flickr.com/gp/8309248@N06/2Jp4k1