R-272c PATHE Reproducer and Tone Arm and Base. ORIGINAL. Completely overhauled, cleaned and complete, not as shiny as in the photos. All parts ROTATE freely as necessary to play Pathe as well as lateral-cut records (see photo #3). You will not find a Pathe tone arm assembly that is in finer condition than this. The base has NOT been repainted and has some scratches. The inside of the base is complete, not broken like many by this time. The mica diaphragm has some visible cracks not effecting performance, not shown in the photo. The photos show a Pathe tone arm and reproducer and base to illustrate LIKE the one being sold here. NOTE: To play Pathe records - as in the position shown in photo #1 - requires the special sapphire "ball" stylus as shown in this store as item # N-119. Playing Pathe "hill-and-dale" records with steel needles will ruin the records. Lateral-cut 78s (all Victors, Columbias, etc) are to be played with the reproducer rotated to the position shown in photo 3 and using steel needles (see the "Needles" section in this web site).