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 Post subject: What Kind of Reproducer
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:21 pm 
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What kind of reproducer is this thing? I found it on my Victrola VI-a. Doing a quick search I have seen the VI's with Exhibition reproducers and No. 2s. Which one is correct for a 1917 model? Also there is no thumb screw but a flat-head screw, is this type of reproducer suppose to have a thumb style one?


A lot of questions, but any insight would be great! Thanks

Travis


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 Post subject: Re: What Kind of Reproducer
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:37 am 
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This reproducer looks to be late '20s at least: certainly not original. The flat head screw is definitely not correct for anything: it would have had a proper thumbscrew.

I don't think the Victrola #2 had been introduced yet in 1917; so I think an Exhibition would be correct. However, many owners upgraded to the #2 when it became available.

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 Post subject: Re: What Kind of Reproducer
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:01 am 
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That's similar to the types of sound boxes fitted to portables made from the late 1930s onward, such as this Birch portable --

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According to the Victor Data Book, by Robert Baumbach, the VV-VIa was factory-fitted with the Exhibition sound box--as were all VV-VI models--but as Lucius notes, Victrola owners could opt to upgrade to the #2 sound box.

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 Post subject: Re: What Kind of Reproducer
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:07 pm 
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Just a typical soundbox found on a cheap portable.
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 Post subject: Re: What Kind of Reproducer
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:58 pm 
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Thanks for all of the information! Guess I have to eventually buy ANOTHER reproducer :|


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 Post subject: Re: What Kind of Reproducer
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:53 pm 
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travisgreyfox wrote:
Thanks for all of the information! Guess I have to eventually buy ANOTHER reproducer :|



You can probably find a reasonably priced, nickel-plated, rebuilt Exhibition sound box by posting a "Wanted Ad" in this forum's Yankee Trader forum. (An as-found Exhibition sound box with frozen gaskets and a hardened back flange will chew up records like nobody's business, so rebuilding it is mandatory.)

As for the sound box that came with your VV-VI, you can probably sell that in Yankee Trader to someone with a Birch, or other brand portable that's missing its sound box.

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