In the Quelle Simonetta thread Classicsat was talking about record players with an idler wheel that touches the record. That reminded me of the weirdest record player I've ever seen. My Sharp Mini Stereophono.
It starts innocent enough, looking like an ordinary portable radio.
Then you flip over the handle and turn out a foot.
And now... Suprise! As you open what appears to be the back cover you discover it's the world's smallest record player that takes LPs!
You can see the 2 black idler wheels for 33 and 45 rpm.
And that's what it looks like with a record.
For playing you have to close the lid though, because there's another wheel in the cover that presses the record down on the idler wheel. The small brick is the power supply. Weird, eh?