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 Post subject: heres what took me 20+ years to complete
PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:53 am 
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Victor O
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Here's what I just finished what a long haul but it sounds great the 4a reproducer really plays Victor VE's great unfortunately it weighs 214 lbs. I also have You tube videos in the Listing But Its still a Phonograph


https://www.ebay.com/itm/152867722160?s ... 1555.l2649


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 Post subject: Re: heres what took me 20+ years to complete
PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:40 am 
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unfortunately I just sold it for 5 grand going to seattle

The guy disappeared So, I have Relisted it......


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 Post subject: Re: heres what took me 20+ years to complete
PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:18 am 
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Yes, these WECo Non-synchronous Reproducer sets are the berries.

I had a 201-A set with the Victor Universal Motor, and another 203-A, which was also fitted with Victor Universal motors, just like your unit. I parted with them when I found a 203-B, which is the same assembly fitted with massive Crocker-Wheeler induction disc motors which sport 20lb turntable platters. The performance.

The 203-A is by far my favorite electric reproduced. Someone in Seattle got quite a deal at $5000!


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 Post subject: Re: heres what took me 20+ years to complete
PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:22 pm 
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Billybobbojim,

You not only saved an incredible unit, but you presented it in the sale with photos and YouTube perfectly!

Great job! :ugeek:

James.

PS - I just did some googling, so these used to add sound to early talking pictures in theaters. I'm guessing those Victor Theatre Use records were used with this type of unit?


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 Post subject: Re: heres what took me 20+ years to complete
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:49 am 
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The 203 reproducer set, with its fader and queuing tabs was indeed leased for use with the Pict-Ur-Music discs. The 203 reproduced was part of the standard Vitaphone installation. It was used for background and entre-act music, as well as for providing orchestral accompnament for otherwise silent pictures.


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 Post subject: Re: heres what took me 20+ years to complete
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:27 am 
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Roaring20s wrote:
James.

PS - I just did some googling, so these used to add sound to early talking pictures in theaters. I'm guessing those Victor Theatre Use records were used with this type of unit?

It looks like it could play the 16" movie soundtrack discs. Some theaters wanted to play talkie movies but couldn't afford the very expensive sound on film projectors so the soundtracks were produced on 16" discs with each side supplying sound for 1 reel of the movie. This would have been perfect for that! Cool!

Here is a set of soundtrack discs for a 1929 movie NEW ORLEANS:

http://mst.cdbpdx.com/MSTNO29/
Cliff's Vintage Music Shoppe, Castle Rock, WA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIz_IpaVrW8


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 Post subject: Re: heres what took me 20+ years to complete
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The guy in Korea dropped off the Planet so I hit Relist


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 Post subject: Re: heres what took me 20+ years to complete
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finally it sold and I delivered it to a collector in south el monte ca.

Alas I only got three grand and 6 dollars...But I am much closer getting my taxes paid


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 Post subject: Re: heres what took me 20+ years to complete
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Please post photos
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 Post subject: Re: heres what took me 20+ years to complete
PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:58 pm 
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Brandon here are the fotos if you notice the motors are circa 1925 victor electrics

BELOW are the YouTube Videos




The Western Electric D-86850 in Monitor Mode……….. https://youtu.be/g1P9JP2Nges




The Western Electric D-86850 in Fader Mode……… https://youtu.be/Xw7H_OLIVVs


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