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 Post subject: Reviving a rare Victrola
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:33 pm 
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Victor O
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I was fortunate enough to acquire a rare Victrola XX last year. Here are a few photos of the cleaning and polishing process. The finish and gold leaf are totally original.

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 Post subject: Re: Reviving a rare Victrola
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:36 pm 
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That’s a beautiful cabinet. Is the machine complete?


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 Post subject: Re: Reviving a rare Victrola
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:38 pm 
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Yes, the phonograph is totally complete and working.


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 Post subject: Re: Reviving a rare Victrola
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:40 pm 
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That is a beautiful machine... I miss mine, as I sold it last year since I was out of room.
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
My Wife


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 Post subject: Re: Reviving a rare Victrola
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:21 pm 
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Say to yourself I am so happy hurray!
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Truly a rare beauty and very desirable. I still can't get over my friend Roger Merenkov selling his XX at Donely's auction. If I owned one, it's likely that it would stay in my house until I died. There are a few other machines I covet as much, but like the XX, they don't come up for sale often. Congratulations for acquiring such a fine example.
"You can't take the phonographs nor the money with you, but the contentment the phonographs bring may well make your life better, and happier lives make the world a better place."


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 Post subject: Re: Reviving a rare Victrola
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Truly a thing of beauty...........


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 Post subject: Re: Reviving a rare Victrola
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:39 pm 
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Congratulations!!. A very nice model indeed. Welcome to a small group that are lucky enough to own one. I would love to know the serial number if you could PM me.


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 Post subject: Re: Reviving a rare Victrola
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Congratulations, your Victrola is nothing less than fabulous. Jerry Blais


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 Post subject: Re: Reviving a rare Victrola
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Great looking machine. You are fortunate to get one in such nice shape and it plays well too. Tom


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 Post subject: Re: Reviving a rare Victrola
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Congratulations - the XX is a real head-turner. :)

George P.


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