It's so true - the heavier the turntable the more the flywheel effect, when you consider earlier motors such as the G & T or the Swiss ones Pre Great War they all have very heavy turntables and they must contribute to the smooth running of the motor and the sound of records used
it comes from "Up to Date Gramophone Tips" by Capt H T Barnett M.I.E.E (1925) a really worthwhile booklet , some of his ideas are so simple , for instance :
There is now no need for these troublesome complications, ALL record makes provide a running groove at the end of the recorded portion of the record"
Which is amazing - i had never considered that , i thought they were there to stop the record and conserve the power of the motor , which, i suppose was the function on later machines after the run out groove made an autostop redundant for it's original function
Sadly he also appears somewhat mad : "The Listening Post"
" Those who have machines with large wooden horn will be surprised tat the distances with which they can hear distant sounds by placing the ear to the small end of the horn , especially if a sugar loaf paper funnel be used between the ear and the horn and the large end of the horn pressed against a floor or wall "
It's obvious he experimented - but wouldn't he be called either " a Nosy Neighbour" or even some kind of pervert for doing such things !
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