When my Dad was a kid, they used to play the big records on this victrola. He and his brother got into a wrestling match one day and broke one of the front legs. Someone poorly patched the broken leg. It set in a storage room for maybe 70 years and the finish turned black. I carefully repaired the front leg, stripped it down, and applied new finish. It still works fine (many of these Victrolas ended up with broken wind-springs because someone over-cranked it).
The albums inside include many old records....which all still play fine.