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 Post subject: Featured Phonograph #103
PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:38 pm 
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Victor II
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Location: Montreal, Canada
Make: Victor
Model: 5
Serial #: 13954
Year(s) Made: 190?
Original Cost: $60.00
Case/Cabinet Size: 16¼ x 16¼ x 7½
Turntable/Mandrel: 12"
Reproducer/Sound-Box: Exhibition
Motor: 3 springs
Horn Dimensions: 36" x 23"
Reproduction Parts: springs, motor board screws, turn table felt & rubber bits in reproducer
Current Value: ~
Interesting Facts: the big brass horn is my favourite; it really stands out! there's over 6 lbs of brass in that horn.

I'm also looking for an original crank as the one pictured belongs to my Victor IV.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FLVaGTQRA4&feature=youtube

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Machines I own: Edison Standard A, suitcase Home, Home A, Triumph A & B, Columbia type BS, Standard Model A, Victor E, IV & V, Pathéphone No.4


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph #103
PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:51 pm 
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Congratulations, that's a great machine. I agree, that brass horn looks stunning.

I am a bit confused about the serial number though. Based on the Victor Data Book S/N 13954 would make this a type M from about 1905, but based on the pictures of the case, elbow, and brake it looks like a type A from 1909 to 1913. Does anyone have an explanation?

Thanks for sharing.
Andreas


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph #103
PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:01 pm 
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Nice! Don't polish that horn either. Looks just perfect.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph #103
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:13 am 
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alang wrote:
Congratulations, that's a great machine. I agree, that brass horn looks stunning.

I am a bit confused about the serial number though. Based on the Victor Data Book S/N 13954 would make this a type M from about 1905, but based on the pictures of the case, elbow, and brake it looks like a type A from 1909 to 1913. Does anyone have an explanation?

Thanks for sharing.
Andreas


it has the right motor for slotted crank and the early motor board latch. elbow is the early pinned kind, I bought it separately with the horn (I'm not sure if it's "right"). I can't tell for the brake but it's been there for a long time that's for sure.

Valecnik wrote:
Nice! Don't polish that horn either. Looks just perfect.


don't worry, I have no intention to polish it! I absolutely love the rich brown color.
Machines I own: Edison Standard A, suitcase Home, Home A, Triumph A & B, Columbia type BS, Standard Model A, Victor E, IV & V, Pathéphone No.4


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph #103
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:49 am 
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The horns wicked. Nice work
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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph #103
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:39 am 
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Wow, what a great combo with that horn! Fantastic! I know some people prefer a Victor VI as the "be all and end all" of the standard Victor lineup, but the V is my absuloute favorite.

Sean


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph #103
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:05 pm 
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Wow - that is some horn! There's no place for a weak elbow on THAT machine! Looks great...

I agree with Sean regarding the Victor VI. Ultimately, it's all subjective... I owned a Victor VI for a year or two, but wound up selling it to help finance something I liked better. The Victor V strikes me as Victor's top-of-the-line machine without any pretensions. But goodness knows lots of people were willing to pay the freight for that added pretense just over a century ago, and many continue to admire and covet the VI. Viva la difference! :)

George P.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph #103
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:58 pm 
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OrthoSean wrote:
Wow, what a great combo with that horn! Fantastic! I know some people prefer a Victor VI as the "be all and end all" of the standard Victor lineup, but the V is my absuloute favorite.

Sean

I agree. I have always preferred the IV over the VI.
Nice horn and machine.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph #103
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:17 pm 
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I too, like the Victor V. To me, it's a massive, masculine machine. It has a real man's look to it. It also, has a Mission Oak or Craftsman look to it also. I love that big horn. I'll bet it barks. Congrats on a nice machine.
Harvey Kravitz


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph #103
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:32 pm 
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Well, all has been stated already. As Arts & Crafts collectors.....a Victor 5 is certainly all that. Now you just need a nice A&C record stand to finish off the set.... ;). Way to go Leo. JP is a heck of a guy... :D.


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