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 Post subject: Creative Victrola on , (you have to see it to appreciate it)
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:58 pm 
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Someone did a creative "upgrade" on a lidless Victrola. It looks like they put some effort into it. The hinge screws are slotted, so I don't think that it was a recent alteration. Maybe it was an aftermarket upgrade kit? I like it, but I won't be buying it.


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 Post subject: Re: Creative Victrola on , (you have to see it to appreciate
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:13 pm 
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. . . looks like a little casket to me . . .
Wonderful invention, the phonograph. Keeps a man alive long after he's dead. ~ P.J. Wolfson


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 Post subject: Re: Creative Victrola on , (you have to see it to appreciate
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:19 pm 
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CharliePhono wrote:
. . . looks like a little casket to me . . .


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 Post subject: Re: Creative Victrola on , (you have to see it to appreciate
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:28 pm 
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CharliePhono wrote:
. . . looks like a little casket to me . . .


It’s funny that you say that. Most lidded tabletop machines have always reminded me of a casket.


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 Post subject: Re: Creative Victrola on , (you have to see it to appreciate
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:27 pm 
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That lid looks really too nice for homemade, but I don't know.


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 Post subject: Re: Creative Victrola on , (you have to see it to appreciate
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:34 pm 
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Think it came from The Winchester Mansion----just needed a few more additions


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 Post subject: Re: Creative Victrola on , (you have to see it to appreciate
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:39 pm 
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I think this was done a long time ago by either a skilled woodworker or a cabinet maker. To me, this is a very special piece, well worth the price. In one of the Compendium books, I remember seeing an after market kit to put a lid on a VV VI. George, can you post the picture and which volume this was in?
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 Post subject: Re: Creative Victrola on , (you have to see it to appreciate
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:20 pm 
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Phonofreak wrote:
In one of the Compendium books, I remember seeing an after market kit to put a lid on a VV VI. George, can you post the picture and which volume this was in?
Harley Kravitz


Not a VV-VI, but a similar machine, from A World of Antique Phonographs:

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 Post subject: Re: Creative Victrola on , (you have to see it to appreciate
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:25 pm 
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Thanks for posting. Was there a similar attachment for a VV VI?
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 Post subject: Re: Creative Victrola on , (you have to see it to appreciate
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Phonofreak wrote:
Thanks for posting. Was there a similar attachment for a VV VI?
Harvey Kravitz


You're welcome, Harvey. If we pictured a VV-VI similarly modified, I don't remember it...but with over 3750 photos in the 8 books, it's challenging to remember everything!

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