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 Post subject: VV-8-8 Schoolhouse Orthophonic (Cabinet Only) on Ebay
PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:28 pm 
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I spotted this today -- https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Victor ... SwLlpZsbn1

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For an empty cabinet, I'd say the asking price is way out of line, but then, considering it's rarity... :?:

I guess it might be worth restoring with parts from a VV-8-9 (the home version) with a damaged cabinet that cannot be restored.

I'd hate to see it turned into a bar -- :o -- as the seller suggests.

OrthoFan

VV-8-8 -- http://www.victor-victrola.com/8-8.htm


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 Post subject: Re: VV-8-8 Schoolhouse Orthophonic (Cabinet Only) on Ebay
PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:36 pm 
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Looks like a great project machine. How difficult would it be to find suitable wheels? Jerry


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 Post subject: Re: VV-8-8 Schoolhouse Orthophonic (Cabinet Only) on Ebay
PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:47 pm 
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At one time the guy had 2 of those, both gutted. It makes you wonder what happened to them....
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 Post subject: Re: VV-8-8 Schoolhouse Orthophonic (Cabinet Only) on Ebay
PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:50 pm 
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HisMastersVoice wrote:
At one time the guy had 2 of those, both gutted. It makes you wonder what happened to them....


He still has both of them up.


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 Post subject: Re: VV-8-8 Schoolhouse Orthophonic (Cabinet Only) on Ebay
PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:56 pm 
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I restored an 8-8 starting with a cabinet like one of those... the cabinet only cost about 60 bucks (on eBay), transport was another couple hundred bucks... then finding the rest cost another five or six years looking and more than a thousand for the remaining components (including a trashed 8-9 that I sacrificed for a number of pieces).

The ones on eBay now definitely seem priced high... one at least has a motor board, but no wheels, the other has wheels but a totally trashed interior. Both for that price would seem more reasonable, but that seller does tend to be somewhat high.


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