OK so based upon what I have read, apparently Timbers in the malthouse have been examined by the English Heritage and some including the attic floors were found to have been there since 1750. I cant vouch for the validity of this information but if that is the case then its a pretty old building. Several floors, various with vats that go through multiple floors. Mitchell’s of Lancaster Brewery and Malt house was established in 1865. Founded by William Mitchell the company started as a brewery soon developed into a chain of hotel and inns which are currently run by Williams grandchildren.
Visited with Travis, Chard Remains, Ben and Beardy. Whilst in the area we though we’d drop in and see the old brewery (thanks to Alt and PS for the tip). The place has some character and a couple of interesting bits to see, my favourite of which has to be the old Sharp VZ-2000 Record player ghetto blaster pictured below, I’ve never seen anything like it 🙂
This behemoth of a contraption is a Sharp VZ-2000 boombox from 1982. It predates music streaming, MP3 files, and CDs. Instead, yesterday’s hipsters would toss this bad boy on their shoulders to play cassette tapes and — if you take a close look — that’s right, 12-inch vinyl disks.
Bad ass? You betcha. But what makes this particular record player jaw-dropping awesome is not so much the fact that a record placed in it can be played standing vertical, but the fact that it features a linear tracking vertical turntable, allowing the user to play both sides of a record without ever having to take it out and flip it over.
Weighs over 20kg
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