When Singer's sewing machine sales dwindled in the 1960's they started producing record players. This one is a quality piece made in Japan.
The platter top is rubber and has been reconditioned to keep it soft. The center of the platter had some sort of imperfections that may have been remnants of a raised design or lettering. It has been smoothed out with a brass wire wheel rotary tool. The "S" logo has an image of a person standing with a sewing machine.
The tonearm arm locks into place when not in use and can be rested as pictured here when in use. The speakers only fit into their comparments one way and the left and right speakers cannot be switched around. Otherwise, you can't close the case.
The speaker compartments pop open to review an 8 ohm speaker with AlNiCo magnet.
AlNiCo (Aluminum Nickel Cobalt) magnets are more powerful for their size when compared to modern ceramic ones.
The back pf the speaker has 4 plastic tabs for holding the wire. Needs to be wrapped around nicely in order to fit into its compartment. The tab in the upper left side has broken off and needs to be repaired.
It is nice that the lid has metal hinges since the plastic is a little flexible. Holds 45 adapter in place when not in use along with a metal tab to hold the spring loaded tonearm down. The packing material in the center is original to the unit and when placed over the turntable spindle keeps the top of the lid from caving in when too much pressure is applied to the top of the case during travel.
The outer case has a textured finish to it and as a result has attracted some white specs of dust.
The interior has been cleaned up as it was very dirty. The battery terminals have been cleaned up. It looked like someone had left batteries installed for long periods of time and they eventually corroded. Interior still shows some discoloration that can be cleaned up with some effort.
The bottom of the case looks like it had rubber feet at some point. This may not be the case since manufacturers often change design plans during manufacture. Special care would need to be taken when installing rubber feet to ensure the unit would stay level during play.
The wiring diagram is in excellent shape, but in order to read it a magnifying glass will be needed. The original foam on the battery compartment has been replaced. Helps hold the batteries in their proper place.
Singer Model HE-2202 Portable Record Player Battery Operated, Circa 1968
A collection of images from a hard to find reconditioned portable transistorized record player. Battery operated mechanism that plays 33 1/3, 45, and 78 records. Needs 4 D cell batteries to operate. Speakers need to be detached from unit and plugged in to operate. Has a control for adjusting from stereophonic to monophonic sound.
The camera flash and magnification shows detsil that would be difficult to see with the naked eye. You can zoom in on the images if you mouse over them. During autoplay zoom is disabled.
Valued in the range of $80 - $120.