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 Post subject: Victor vv1-4 ?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:43 pm 
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Victor II
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I might be able to grab a little vv1-4. I have to say I am completely unfamiliar with these. I should be able to get it under $50, I needs some cleaning etc. What do y'all think?

As always thanks for any info!

T


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 Post subject: Re: Victor vv1-4 ?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:46 pm 
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Are you sure it's a VV-1-4? Those almost never turn up. Here's the information about it -- http://www.victor-victrola.com/1-4.htm
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(Note, the example shown on the Victor-Victrola page has the incorrect reproducer. It should have a Victor No. 4 reproducer.)

If it IS a VV-1-4, I'd grab it for $50!

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 Post subject: Re: Victor vv1-4 ?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:08 am 
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It was! She had already sold it, VV1-4 for $50. Neat looking little machine.

Thanks for the information,.

T


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 Post subject: Re: Victor vv1-4 ?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:20 am 
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ts_13 wrote:
It was! She had already sold it, VV1-4 for $50. T


What a shame, but, many thanks for posting the photo!

Up until a few years ago, the VV-1-4 was one of those mystery models about which practically NOTHING was known--no photos, no illustrations. Your photo confirms--along with some that I found today, online--that the VV-1-4 was fitted with a pre-1925 style (goose neck) Victor tone arm along with the #4 sound box. One would have thought that Victor would have used the same style tapered (swan neck) arm fitted to the VV-1-70, but I guess they were still shunting off their older components to the export market.

Here are a few more photos -- https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/ ... clnk&gl=us

Based on the photo of the underside of the cabinet, there was really no attempt to install a tapered horn (or even a horn, really...) --

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-- As with the early model VV-IV, the motor was suspended in the "horn" chamber. It couldn't have sounded that great; certainly nowhere near as good as the VV-1-70.

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 Post subject: Re: Victor vv1-4 ?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:48 pm 
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Interesting... I just received an email from an address I didn't recognize with no message or name--just a jump to this craigslist ad for a VV-1-4:

https://nwga.craigslist.org/atq/d/victo ... 82614.html

This one has a faux mahogany finish --

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The sound box seems to be in very good condition with no visible signs of pot metal deterioration.

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 Post subject: Re: Victor vv1-4 ?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:11 am 
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HA! I saw this as well! I was just getting ready to send you a link. Not a terrible price if you are in Georgia.

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 Post subject: Re: Victor vv1-4 ?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:22 pm 
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Just for kicks, here's some photos of mine;


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 Post subject: Re: Victor vv1-4 ?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:57 pm 
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Here's my VV 1-4. It's in very good condition and sounds great.


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 Post subject: Re: Victor vv1-4 ?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:09 pm 
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Seems like quite a few are turning up.

Can anyone confirm whether the #4 sound box is brass or pot metal? The ones in the photos posted seem to be in very good condition with no signs of swelling or cracking.

Thanks,
OF


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 Post subject: Re: Victor vv1-4 ?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:28 pm 
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Here is a close up of a brass 4 ....I had three of these and sold one before listening to it :(


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