Not sure if there's a belt or something that unlocks it but it seems locked. So prett nice cosmetically for the age. Especially if you polish the metal handles. See pics for details and condition.This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Vintage Record Players". The seller is "littleshopdetreasures" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.