I own a defunct turntable from the fifties...
I started the story with a lie. I don't own it. It's not mine. It happens to be in my mansion but it belongs to someone else.
It's a Perpetuum Ebner Musical 1. If you are into beautiful designed products, you'll like the looks:
And I'm going all medieval on that machine that's not mine. It is currently in non-working condition. It must have been in a non-working state for tens of years.
And I'm not making it any better:
At the moment it's more a doomed object than an enchanted one. I took the action picture above a few minutes ago. It's in a dire state of decomposition at the moment.
But I have wild plans
I'm going to fix it! And I'm going to enchant it straight into the 21st century.
I have good hopes on bringing it back to live (I couldn't wait for this challenge to start so I have been prototyping a fix). And then all options are open.
I've been thinking about making it a home audio wifi streamer. I'd like to use a Shazam-like service that recognizes the song that's playing.
I'd like to post stats on the cloud. I'd like it to be able to decode those satanic backwards played messages that were hot in the 70's Rock scene.
I'd like to ...
Failure is an option
Of all the things on the bucket list above, I have the skills to complete one: fixing it.
For all the other ideas I don't have the skills. I don't know if the supplied parts are up to the job. I just don't know anything.
So you can find out together with me if this story has a happy end.
Side story: Perpetuum Ebner
The history of the Perpretuum-Ebner company from the German Black Forest reads like a fairy tale by itself.
It's a story of families breaking up, brothers starting a competing factory in the same village, deception, family raws and tactical marriages.
And its setting in the vast and mysterious Black Forest makes it even more daunting.
We'll try to unravel all secrets and conspiracies in this blog...