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Question Griffin & George Air Bearing Turntable - no manual

1 year 11 months ago #40903 by cPhysT
Dear All
We've discovered an old Griffin & George Air Bearing turntable with the controller and what I think are most of the parts - but I'm not sure! The unit seems to be in rather good condition (hooray) - but parts of it look like they could've been modified some years ago (possibly by us) - and what I don't have is the manual. I found a photo of the manual (refer attached, 24kB), and I'm hoping beyond hope that a copy still exists out there *and* I can somehow obtain a copy (scanned or otherwise) of the manual (please). I really would love to get this unit going again!
There was a reference on this site some years ago, but I don't seem to be able to access this.
Kind regards
Cheryl B

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1 year 11 months ago #40911 by bsimmo
I'm copying this here while it is online

Comprises a moulded plastic base, 510 x 390 x 110mm high, supplied with a spirit level and fitted with levelling feet.
With an inlet tube for air supply to a central reservoir, an integral motor with 4mm connecting sockets and holders for a cord pulley and clock-spring clamp.
The top surface has an air hole matrix with a central pivot pin.
The disc is of plastic 300 x 10mm, diameter x thickness, mass 1 kg, with a central pivot plate, radial line and screw inserts for attaching accessories.
Requires control unit XBK-460 for electrical supply to motor.
Complete with adapter for connecting air blower, aiming pin, a set of thumbscrews for attaching accessories and a copy of the instruction manual.

The control unit provides a 6V supply finely adjustable to 1A d.c to drive the air bearing turntable.
Output is controlled by two identical potentiometers and is supplied via a pair of 4mm sockets at 19mm spacing mounted on the top panel together with mains switch, removable mains cable, indicator lamp and fuse.

from I assume where you got the picture from.

If you put up pictures and nobody has the manual (or Griffin cannot supply it) then maybe we can work it out.
I assume it needs an air feed from an air blower.

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1 year 11 months ago #40925 by cPhysT
Thanks so much for that information, and yes, I downloaded the photo from that site - which was great, because I wouldn't have been looking for that "title" for the Turntable.
And good news too! I found the manual in an old filing cabinet (yes, how 'analogue' :D ) and have scanned it so we always have a copy!
Thanks so much for your help.

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1 year 9 months ago #41091 by FiBe
Dear cPhysT,
I also have one of these in the cupboard with no manaul. Would it be possible to have a copy please? I'd love to know what I can do with it!

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1 year 4 months ago #41370 by SueB 777
Is it possible to have a copy of the manual for the air bearing turn table please? Griffin and George.thanks SueB 777

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1 year 3 months ago #41379 by SueB 777
Can you send a copy of the manual to me please ?
Sue Barker my e-mail is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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