EMT 927F # 10466 and # 10467 from September 1965
simultaneous restoration of two EMT 927F twin tonearm professional studio turntables
After the finished restoration in 2020 of two EMT 927F twin tonearm turntables it's EMT 927F time again, early 2021 I bought some used EMT 927F twin tonearm turntables directly from the SR (Swedish Radio) and mid March 2021 we finally found an opportunity to travel to Stockholm to collect them, they are in my workshop now and I will start, just like in 2020, a complete restoration to bring them back in the condition like they were sold by EMT to the SR approximately 56 years ago.
It's always special to have multiple EMT 927 turntables under restoration in my workshop but in this case, EMT 927F # 10466 and #10467, it's extra special to have the double EMT 927F twin tonearm turntables because of the consecutive numbers and both coming from one source, the SR (Swedish Radio) at which they were in 24/7 service for decades under the numbers EMT 927 - 139 and EMT 927 - 140.
Mid April 2021, both EMT 927F turntables are in good working order and professional maintained condition but cosmetically the traces of decades 24/7 use are obvious so both are completely disassembled to make the frames and top-plates ready for a new and fresh spray paint cover at the external painter.
May 2021, after a lot of cleaning, repairing, filling and sanding both EMT 927F top-plates were ready for a new fresh medium grey hammertone coating at the external painters workshop. Already back in my workshop for the next step, a new text and symbols print at my subcontractor in Germany.
End of June 2021, after some time of drying and curing of the new fresh coating with "hammertone" paint the two top-plates are shipped in a special tailor-made wooden box to Germany for a complete new original text and symbols print, in the mean time working at the two underframes, cleaning, repairing, filling and sanding before they will have a new black spray paint coating. Also already refurbished the main bearings and - platters.