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'New' 1959 Philips 4 Speed Record Player - AG2009 - Advice Please.

Posted: 17 Feb 2019 14:31
by Mehere
I recently came across this record player.

It is 'new' – by which I mean I acquired it in an unopened box.

I believe it was made in 1959.

Having read the instructions I think to power it, it needs a power cord attaching and the voltage changed to 240.

I am not sure but think the power cord is connected onto the two 'prongs' shown in the photo below - two red arrows show.

Can anyone confirm or refute this please >

Thank you for any help you can give.

Re: 'New' 1959 Philips 4 Speed Record Player - AG2009 - Advice Please.

Posted: 17 Feb 2019 18:13
by cafe_liegeois
Here's the service manual:

https://nvhrbiblio.nl/schema/Philips_AG2009.pdf

Look on page 12, fig. 27.

Ralf

Re: 'New' 1959 Philips 4 Speed Record Player - AG2009 - Advice Please.

Posted: 17 Feb 2019 19:25
by Mehere
Wow ! That seems amazing. Thank you so very much Ralf.

I will try to translate it tomorrow - but it seems like these are the connection parts ?

The thing I will also be looking for is which connection the live and neutral electricity wires should be attached to - as I believe that polarity is important and the record player does not seem to show this.

Thank you once again.

Re: 'New' 1959 Philips 4 Speed Record Player - AG2009 - Advice Please.

Posted: 17 Feb 2019 20:12
by cafe_liegeois
Mehere wrote:
17 Feb 2019 19:25
I will try to translate it tomorrow - but it seems like these are the connection parts ?
They are indeed. And it doesn't say anything about polarity which shouldn't matter anyway.

Most countries have non-polarized mains plugs and sockets. I've never had to turn a mains plug around to make my turntable, vacuum cleaner, or any other appliance run in the correct sense. Not with single-phase AC. 3-phase is a different matter.

Ralf

Re: 'New' 1959 Philips 4 Speed Record Player - AG2009 - Advice Please.

Posted: 17 Feb 2019 21:28
by Mehere
Thank you again Ralf.

I wonder though, you can see that the two wires already coming out of the 'switch' are different colours. (Photo above). One is yellow and the other looks grey maybe. Could these be colour coded to represent live and neutral ? I can't find this colour combination on the internet though.

Re: 'New' 1959 Philips 4 Speed Record Player - AG2009 - Advice Please.

Posted: 17 Feb 2019 21:39
by cafe_liegeois
If it were so, it wouldn't matter anywhere outside of the U.K. Our mains plugs here on the Continent can be inserted either way.

And your Philips turntable doesn't know it's in England. :-)

Ralf

Re: 'New' 1959 Philips 4 Speed Record Player - AG2009 - Advice Please.

Posted: 18 Feb 2019 12:22
by Mehere
Thanks again Ralf.

I think that the yellow wire is probably the live side and grey neutral but can't be sure - as you say - if polarity matters ............

Re: 'New' 1959 Philips 4 Speed Record Player - AG2009 - Advice Please.

Posted: 19 Feb 2019 02:15
by Doug G.
How about a picture of the top?

Doug

Re: 'New' 1959 Philips 4 Speed Record Player - AG2009 - Advice Please.

Posted: 19 Feb 2019 08:27
by Mehere
Hi Doug,
I attach a few photo's below - happy to post more if needed.

Re: 'New' 1959 Philips 4 Speed Record Player - AG2009 - Advice Please.

Posted: 19 Feb 2019 10:15
by cafe_liegeois
The motor appears to have had a rather long career with Philips. I've had the same in a AG2230W that was made in the mid-60's.

Ralf

Re: 'New' 1959 Philips 4 Speed Record Player - AG2009 - Advice Please.

Posted: 19 Feb 2019 11:43
by Mehere
Oh, that is interesting.

I will look at that model and see if I can gain more information.

Re: 'New' 1959 Philips 4 Speed Record Player - AG2009 - Advice Please.

Posted: 19 Feb 2019 12:13
by cafe_liegeois
I had one of those for a while. Some people claim it's the only decent turntable Philips have ever made.

viewtopic.php?t=13204

Ralf

Re: 'New' 1959 Philips 4 Speed Record Player - AG2009 - Advice Please.

Posted: 19 Feb 2019 12:33
by Mehere
Thanks for the link Ralf.

Re: 'New' 1959 Philips 4 Speed Record Player - AG2009 - Advice Please.

Posted: 19 Feb 2019 21:14
by Doug G.
Thanks for the photos. It's beautiful. I love seeing things that old, looking new!

Doug

Re: 'New' 1959 Philips 4 Speed Record Player - AG2009 - Advice Please.

Posted: 19 Feb 2019 21:52
by Mehere
I agree Doug.

One option I was thinking of was sealing up the box again with a sticker saying:


'Do not open for another 60 years - then just take a quick peek and reseal'.