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Almost identical to the TD160, the TD145 adds the complication of an automatic arm lift and shut-off feature.  Compare the above photo to a TD160 from the same era, here.  Underside.jpg (119596 bytes)

To start the platter spinning on the 145, you have to turn and hold the start/stop knob.  Also, the arm will not drop until the platter is spinning.

Above photo: note presence of safety post just above the belt pulley.  Also note the safety catch to the right of the spindle bearing.  This will keep the inner platter/spindle from dropping out when the table is inverted.  This mechanism is held in place by a single sheet metal screw.  The screw must be removed before the inner platter can be extracted from the bearing.