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 Post subject: Victrola VE-XVI needs saving, Chatham, Ontario
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:48 am 
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Seller says "... can be used for other purposes if you want to take the player out".
Someone save this. Seems to be in really great condition.
Asking price $100

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-art-collectible ... nFlag=true


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 Post subject: Re: Victrola VE-XVI needs saving, Chatham, Ontario
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:33 am 
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Yes, I hope someone makes the effort to go get it. Jerry Blais


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 Post subject: Re: Victrola VE-XVI needs saving, Chatham, Ontario
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:22 pm 
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Jerry B. wrote:
Yes, I hope someone makes the effort to go get it. Jerry Blais

No longer available. Someone must have stepped in and hopefully saved it. Hope it doesn't end up as another dry bar with a bleached out finish!


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 Post subject: Re: Victrola VE-XVI needs saving, Chatham, Ontario
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:04 pm 
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I'll let the cat out of the bag. This was an hour away from me so I messaged the seller, got his address and picked it up this afternoon. Thank you Torjazzer for posting this.

I do plan on keeping it whole. But it needs a bit of work.

PROS:
- The price $100 Canadian translates to about $75US. I didn't try to run it down as it was a bargain at the asking price. Parts alone way exceed that.
- Plugged it in and it works like a charm. Sounds great.
- It is complete
- Came with a set of record books. As well as more record books from another Victrola.
- Over 100 records included. Haven't looked through them yet but probably just the basics. Would be great to find a Black Patti in the mix. (wishful thinking)
- Came with 2 gold V keys.
- Grinnell Brothers - Windsor branch decal under the lid.. From where I grew up.

CONS:
- Original plug wire is a frayed mess and fire hazard but that can be fixed.
- Record storage books - some are in good condition, some are rough and a few are food for the garbage. Probably won't end up with a complete set of books after their all gone through but oh well.
- The right wing was broken and a bad re-glue was tried. The machine has been refinished and a heavy coat of varnish applied.

All in all I am happy with it. It will sit in the garage and will be a project for when the crappy weather rolls in. The finish needs the most help, the rest is all minor.

Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Victrola VE-XVI needs saving, Chatham, Ontario
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:52 pm 
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Congrats Mike! Glad to know you got it!

Matt


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 Post subject: Re: Victrola VE-XVI needs saving, Chatham, Ontario
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:42 am 
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So glad that someone saved this. Nice bargain, Mike.
Keep us updated on the progress.


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