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 Post subject: Its not a "floor model"..anymore!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:08 pm 
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eBay Item #111160289210
Seller says there are few marks on the lid which can be taken care of.
I say to heck with the marks!..tell me where the rest of this Victrola XI went!! :shock:
Why would anyone butcher a machine like this?

Oh,btw...I'm new to this forum so I'll say "hi" to all the good people here. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Its not a "floor model"..anymore!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:38 pm 
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Dave wrote:
Why would anyone butcher a machine like this?


Probably because at the time they were butchered, they were just old-fashioned junk, which no-one wanted. It got rid of a bit of large, out-of-date furniture, without having to dispose of it completely. There's a similarly butchered "Columbia" on UK Ebay, and over here they crop up regularly in that state.


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 Post subject: Re: Its not a "floor model"..anymore!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:52 pm 
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...and a Diamond Disk on the turntable! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Its not a "floor model"..anymore!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:40 am 
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:o Oooh, the old saw a victrola in half trick.
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Dave, there's more than fun and games here on the forum! ;)
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 Post subject: Re: Its not a "floor model"..anymore!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:50 am 
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I have the bottom half of an oak Columbia I picked up for next to nothing and use for an end table, although I shed the occasional tear when I look at it. :cry:

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Arthur W. J. G. Ord-Hume's Laws of Collecting
1. Space will expand to accommodate an infinite number of possessions, regardless of their size.
2. Shortage of finance, however dire, will never prevent the acquisition of a desired object, however improbable its cost.


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 Post subject: Re: Its not a "floor model"..anymore!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:03 pm 
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Found a VV-XIV table model today at the antique show and was told it is a rare one. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Its not a "floor model"..anymore!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:38 pm 
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Too many years ago I found the top half of McLaughan upright machine...I picked it up at a good price for parts...6 months later , in a different antique shop , in a different town , I found the bottom half...both halves fit together perfectly and the cut was barely visible....sometimes you realy get lucky


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 Post subject: Re: Its not a "floor model"..anymore!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:49 am 
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whoopinola wrote:
Too many years ago I found the top half of McLaughan upright machine...I picked it up at a good price for parts...6 months later , in a different antique shop , in a different town , I found the bottom half...both halves fit together perfectly and the cut was barely visible....sometimes you realy get lucky

That's almost bizarre! I have an Edison A-100 which had its legs w/shelf removed & replaced with a home-made cabinet, complete with doors. The clever carpenter then smooshed a really thick coat (or four) of almost black finish (shellac? varnish?) over the whole thing to mask his indecency. I ended up refinishing just the top part & pretending it was a rare table model. hehe.


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 Post subject: Re: Its not a "floor model"..anymore!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:42 pm 
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I was told that those Edison A-100's were called "the invalids" by dealers of the day...it seems that they arrived at the store with the legs broken off...true??? , or just a tale??


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 Post subject: Re: Its not a "floor model"..anymore!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:59 pm 
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Years ago a good friend bought an upright that had both back legs shortened. We speculated it was used while on the stairs. Jerry


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