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 Post subject: Everyone needs a VV-VI like this!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:27 am 
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I believe it's a prototype for a day-night machine. Also, a very early transition piece between a cylinder machine (note horn) and an internal horn Victor. Every home should have one but alas this piece may be unique. Then again, maybe not?


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 Post subject: Re: Everyone needs a VV-VI like this!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:54 am 
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Wonderful original machine. Shame someone has stuck those flower transfers on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Everyone needs a VV-VI like this!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:15 pm 
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Is this an ebay or craigslist item? This could be Victor's version of the Pathé Jour-Et-Nuit(Spelling)?????
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 Post subject: Re: Everyone needs a VV-VI like this!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:28 pm 
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i spotted it on Liveauctioneers.com.

Which makes me wonder if we have a topic for modified machines like this. I've seen some very interesting and some very creative modifications on the Forum, some old, some not-so-old. Could be interesting to develop a database, if it doesn't already exist. Those machines clearly meant to deceive, such as the so-called frankenphones and crapolas, would/should not be included.


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 Post subject: Re: Everyone needs a VV-VI like this!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:01 pm 
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Actually, in my opinion, this is a cobbled up, hodgepodge, frank-en-phone.
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 Post subject: Re: Everyone needs a VV-VI like this!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:35 pm 
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I hope you are joking about this being a "prototype"... unless you mean a prototype of a new variation of Crap-O-Franken-Phone. A backmount made from an eyebolt with a horn connector made from plastic tubing... :?: :roll: :lol:
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
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"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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 Post subject: Re: Everyone needs a VV-VI like this!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:32 pm 
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jboger wrote:
I believe it's a prototype for a day-night machine.


I agree with the others, it looks like a modification that was done on the part of one of the machine's owners.

As for the reason this was done, If I had to guess, I'd say the intention was to double the volume, though how successful this would be compared to an as-is model, I don't know. If all the connections are air-tight, it should function as a double horn, and would have an expanded tone.

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 Post subject: Re: Everyone needs a VV-VI like this!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:15 pm 
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Yes, kidding with the bit about a prototype. It is a frankenphone in that it's made from parts from more than one machine, but it doesn't look like it was intended to deceive the unwary and unsuspecting neophyte. There was a very interesting machine sold on eBay a few months ago. If I remember correctly, it was some sort of table-top creation with a kazoo for a horn. Very imaginative. Then there was a machine made to look like an elaborate opera house or music hall. And wasn't there also a goat? Some of these concoctions are inspired (IMHO).


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 Post subject: Re: Everyone needs a VV-VI like this!
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 Post subject: Re: Everyone needs a VV-VI like this!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:34 pm 
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:roll: :roll: Contact that guy on E bay selling phonographs from India for $ 1100.00 I am sure he will take it off your hands for a new phroto type. Tom B


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