Thorens Turntables Serial Numbers

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BampyO
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Re: Thorens Turntables Serial Numbers

Post by BampyO » 03 Apr 2018 14:03

Thorens TD150 MKII
Nr: 97615
Made in W.Germany

I purchased this TT,second hand, back in 1978 for £40.
Used it until 2010 then bought a Project Debut III, the 150 was put in it's original boxes and put in my loft.
The Project was decent enough but early this year I took the 150 out of the loft, fired it up and it sounded so good.
Treated it to a new belt, some oil , replaced the mains lead and the phono leads.

Loving my vinyl again.

:)

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Re: Thorens Turntables Serial Numbers

Post by jonnyz123 » 03 May 2018 02:13

TD165, Serial: 126213
Can anyone tell me the MK from the serial by chance?

jz

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Re: Thorens Turntables Serial Numbers

Post by Boxzer » 03 May 2018 09:24

TD160, serial: 199532

My parents bought this one new back in de 70's.

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Re: Thorens Turntables Serial Numbers

Post by PioneerL » 24 May 2018 05:13

Dear all,
Mine is TD321 of serial #13003

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Re: Thorens Turntables Serial Numbers

Post by primemeridianes » 24 May 2018 18:34

TD 124 MkII
88466

JH

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Re: Thorens Turntables Serial Numbers

Post by daysdandconfused » 22 Jul 2018 22:33

i have a TD 125 Mk 1 ser no 11490. bought 1978. has curious lettering below the 'Made in West...' has the initial DBAK under this lettering - obviously factory.

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Re: Thorens Turntables Serial Numbers

Post by primemeridianes » 23 Jul 2018 09:42

If you email Thorens this kind chap will tell you when your deck was made.

mg@thorens.com

Mine, 88466, was made in 1968.

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Re: Thorens Turntables Serial Numbers

Post by Kekka » 25 Jul 2018 09:55

TD 184
No.14225

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Re: Thorens Turntables Serial Numbers

Post by DuaneB1 » 21 Dec 2018 23:10

Hi Folks,

Mine is a TD320 SN20977. Just getting it set up from too many years of non use!

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Re: Thorens Turntables Serial Numbers

Post by r.armoneit » 28 Dec 2018 19:04

TD 124 #57371 My guess 1962-4 43311

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Re: Thorens Turntables Serial Numbers

Post by unclefz » 29 Dec 2018 12:03

primemeridianes wrote:
23 Jul 2018 09:42
If you email Thorens this kind chap will tell you when your deck was made.

mg@thorens.com

Mine, 88466, was made in 1968.
That’s very interesting, I don’t recall anyone posting before with any mechanism to find out when Thorens turntables were manufactured via serial numbers? I could though of course be wrong about this. :)


Do you think that there would be any chance of this helpful person giving out a full list of serial no. v manufacture dates? I believe this information would be gratefully received here.

Either by posting the info here or providing maybe a url to the info?

As you have already asked them about your own turntable maybe you could ask for a full list?

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Re: Thorens Turntables Serial Numbers

Post by r.armoneit » 29 Dec 2018 17:08

Hi unclefz,
I was just guessing by previous post on this tread to approximate born on date! I am not the original owner but I do like to work on turntables and sometimes there are different versions for a particular model that go by serial numbers. This is my first Thorens and I need to calibrate the clutch to instantly stop and start the turning of the sub-platter for changing out records while the idler and motor keep running! So now I'm guessing !964-6......
Thanks for responding
Bob

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Re: Thorens Turntables Serial Numbers

Post by Bufo Bill » 30 Dec 2018 22:53

TD 150 mk1 No. 39607

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Re: Thorens Turntables Serial Numbers

Post by Statsokonomen » 01 Jan 2019 21:06

TD 150 Mk II, no. 68553. Made in West Germany.

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Re: Thorens Turntables Serial Numbers

Post by pinotfanbg » 11 Jan 2019 18:29

Here's another. My vintage Thorens TT is currently in the shop for restoration. The TT tag fell off at some point and is missing. The original box tag says: TD 126 MK II in print, with 001, C and 17464 typed on the box tag. I read some where that these were made in the '76 to '78 time frame.

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