Details about 1919 VV XI Victor Victrola Antique Phonograph NR1919 VV XI Victor Victrola Antique Phonograph NR See original listing
Apr 13, 2011 14:38:56 PDT
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Northwest, PA, United States
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1919 Victor Victrola
Model # 538530
Beautiful Original woodwork, has some nicks and scratches. The doors and knobs are all complete and in tact. Part of one back leg did break and part of it split off
during transport, but the leg did not completely break off, only part of it split off.
The felt on the turntable is still in tact, although it does suffer some scratching as well.
There are needles with this machine.
It does work, when I bought it - they had it cranked and playing - however, it may need cleaned and serviced!
Information about Victrola's:
In September 1906, Johnson and his engineers designed a new line of phonographs with the turntable and amplifying horn tucked away inside a wooden cabinet. This was not done for reasons of audio fidelity, but for visual aesthetics. The intention was to produce a phonograph that looked less like a piece of machinery and more like a piece of furniture. These internal horn machines, trademarked with the name Victrola, were first marketed to the public in August of that year and were an immediate hit. Soon an extensive line of Victrolas was marketed, ranging from small tabletop models selling for $15, through many sizes and designs of cabinets intended to go with the decor of middle-class homes in the $100 to $250 range, up to $600 Chippendale and Queen Anne-style cabinets of fine wood with gold trim designed to look at home in elegant mansions. Victrolas became by far the most popular brand of home phonograph, and sold in great numbers until the end of the 1920s. RCA Victor continued to market phonographs with the "Victrola" name until the early 1970s.
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