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Richard A Webber's Thorens TD521 S Acrylic

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Plinth: factory acrylic as an advertising promotional display.
Tonearm: SME 3009 series 3
cartridge Shure Ultra 500
Brass platter: Factory option  designated by the letter "S".  Offered on later 520/521 units. The option included a heavier suspension & bearing to handle the platter's weight.

The gold lettering/script on the top plate was part of the "S" designation.  Thorens produced 17 'acrylic' TD520/521 units in total.