I do kind of like that concrete turntable, the Thorens "Gullydeckel" (perfect name :lol: ), you definitely couldn't argue about it having solid construction,.. and packing materials.
I guess I'll add one from the closet that needed dusting off, and a test spin. While not exactly unique, and probably posted somewhere else, I suppose it belongs on this thread too. At first glance a small, basic Colombia AC \ battery powered portable record player \ AM radio, but with a little ingenuity, it became very handy in my record collecting travels. Wait, now what's that switch by the tonearm and the white label on speed selector?
While I would never play a modern vinyl record of any value on it , after making a metal sleeve to fit over the 45 step of the motor spindle, then turning it down until it ran at about 79 rpm, I had a handy way to listen to the days 78 finds, or listen to an unfamiliar title in a store. Further additions of a common "chewie" ceramic stereo cartridge with 78 stylus (the original was bad), 4 conductor tonearm wire, and a vertical \ lateral switch allowed Edison Diamond disc playback. I also added a external speaker jack on rear for the option of louder, decent quality sound without feedback, as it's original headphone jack provided muted sound levels. For a speaker, an RS Optimus 7 often accompanied me on excursions. I don't use it as much these days as the case has become brittle, however it's still working over 20 years later. I had found a $1 replacement tonearm back then, but it had a bad cartridge as well, and a few years later, it's finger lift also broke, needless to say, it's the one I'm using and may differ slightly from the original.