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 Post subject: Featured Phonograph № 49
PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:39 pm 
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Victor II
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Make: Victor
Model: Model R "Royal"
Serial # 5293
Year(s) Made: 1902
Original Cost: $15.00
Case/Cabinet Size: 10" square at base
Turntable/Mandrel: 7"
Reproducer/Sound-Box: Exhibition Jr.
Motor: Single spring
Horn Dimensions: 16" steel body zinc bell
Reproduction Parts: record hold down
Current Value: ??
Interesting Facts: Purchased from a fellow collector about 12 years ago. Has the original finish and oxidized parts.

Favorite Characteristics: Nice size for exhibit. Oxidized parts have withstood time and elements.

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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 49
PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:22 pm 
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Victor IV
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Invention is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration
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Very cool machine. I wish I had one, but the ones I find are way too expensive.

Paul


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 49
PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:30 pm 
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Who is John Galt?
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Those Royals are sweethearts, aren't they? The oxidizing on that one looks superb. Very nice horn, too!

George P.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 49
PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:48 pm 
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Stop for a visit when in Oregon.
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I like the Exhibition Junior reproducer. Thanks, Jerry Blais


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 49
PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:39 pm 
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I like that they are possibly/probably named after Victor executive and Eldridge Johnson's best friend, Belford G. Royal. Any comments on Mr. Royal, George (or anyone)?
"All of us have a place in history. Mine is clouds." Richard Brautigan


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 49
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:08 am 
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Victor III
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A very pretty and fascinating machine. Thanks for posting!


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 49
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:35 pm 
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Edison Records - Close your eyes and see if the artist does not actually seem to be before you.
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A very nice R. Thanks for posting. I have one in equally good condition except mine has the brass bell horn. Actually I prefer the zinc black horn though. Which is earlier? I'd be interested in hearing which others prefer too.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 49
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:11 am 
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What a great machine, securing the record onto the turntable has really its appearance.


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