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 Post subject: Orthophonic Victrola 4-40 Boston CL - $50
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:18 pm 
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Victor IV
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Looks like a great starter Orthophonic at avery good price!


https://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/atq/d ... 90054.html


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 Post subject: Re: Orthophonic Victrola 4-40 Boston CL - $50
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:04 am 
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For some reason, the 4-3 and 4-40 show up in the Boston area all the time.

Now if if only an 8-something would show up near me... :D


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 Post subject: Re: Orthophonic Victrola 4-40 Boston CL - $50
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:45 am 
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4-40s are nice machines! A friend of mine has one and I've always really liked the look and sound, although the footprint is about the same as a Credenza. It's funny, 4-3s used to be everywhere in the greater Albany area too, but they've dried up. I used to see Granadas all the time as well, my first Orthophnic was a 4-7 which I actually regret selling after I started finding the larger models here. The last two local orthophonics that turned up in my area was a Granada (ironically, and it was nice and only $50 but I'm outta space) and an 8-4 for $100 that was on CL and FB marketplace, I messaged the seller on both and never got a response. No matter, I already have one.

Sean


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 Post subject: Re: Orthophonic Victrola 4-40 Boston CL - $50
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:48 am 
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This poor baby! The original ad expired and I supposed it had been sold. Now it's popped up again at the low, low price of just twenty-five smackeroos. Well worth the price just for the soundbox -- heck, the tone-arm bracket alone, assuming it's not pot-metaled out, is worth it! Had I any room for it, I'd go get it myself, just to save it from becoming a wine bar...it looks eminently restorable.

https://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/atq/d ... 03142.html


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 Post subject: Re: Orthophonic Victrola 4-40 Boston CL - $50
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:17 pm 
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It's a shame it is too far away. I hate seeing a machine languish :(


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 Post subject: Re: Orthophonic Victrola 4-40 Boston CL - $50
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:46 pm 
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Victor III
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colmike1 wrote:
It's a shame it is too far away. I hate seeing a machine languish :(
It is a sign of the times.


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 Post subject: Re: Orthophonic Victrola 4-40 Boston CL - $50
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:43 pm 
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I've got both kinds of music--classical & rag-time.
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It's a good machine to salvage. The top is really long and you could put small phonographs on the ends while still using the lid!

I actually love these machines though I do not have room for one. I live in a 12x10 room and have two floor models in there...a little tight!


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 Post subject: Re: Orthophonic Victrola 4-40 Boston CL - $50
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:02 am 
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Wish it was close to me. I would love to get her singing again :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Orthophonic Victrola 4-40 Boston CL - $50
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:04 am 
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Down to $25 now.


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 Post subject: Re: Orthophonic Victrola 4-40 Boston CL - $50
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:53 pm 
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Victor Jr
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Hey everyone. I was home for spring break and this was still available, so I had to grab it. Looking forward to getting it up and running. Will soon post on the "machines" section regarding a question I have with the crank.

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Benji


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