|Rather an amusing TRUE tale but worth sharing when restoring vintage tables... Purchased from thrift store for cheap, bearing was frozen. I needed some serious pliers to release it from the dried grease that had turned to cement. Looked inside the bearing well, and lo and behold, there were TWO ball bearings! A company like Pioneer in the early seventies, capable of mass-producing monster recievers, I figured the MUST have done this for a reason, no? |
I cleaned and lubed, then reassembled, and as you would expect, the bearings made quite a racket! I removed the spindle once again, removed the extra ball, and now I am enjoying this vintage table-- it's really not too bad in a vintage sort of way!