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 Post subject: Featured Phonograph № 148 - Victor VV-360
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:45 pm 
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Location: Charlottesville, Va
Make: Victor Talking Machine Co.
Model: VV-360
Serial #: 1658
Year(s) Made: 1924
Original Cost: $235
Case/Cabinet Size: 43x21x23 ½ in.
Turntable/Mandrel: 12"
Reproducer/Sound-Box: Victrola No. 2
Motor: Victor 4-Spring motor
Horn Dimensions: 20x18in
Reproduction Parts: none
Current Value: ?
Interesting Facts: The VV-360 was produced during an all time low in phonograph sales, intended for the Christmas season of 1924. Although approximately 1,287 were produced, it is likely less than 100 survive. Interestingly enough, the first VV-360 to roll out of Camden, No. 501, was fitted with an induction disc motor. This specific 360 is unmolested, and had been stored untouched in a basement in central Va for more than 40 years. It was the first phonograph I ever owned, and intend for it to be my last.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 148 - Victor VV-360
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:34 pm 
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Beautiful machine! It must produce an impressive sound with that huge horn opening. Lucky you!


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 148 - Victor VV-360
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:25 pm 
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Very impressive machine. Who doesn't like an elegant big mahogany Victrola? I always wonder how the original owner felt when the Orthophonic models came out shortly after their purchase. Thanks for posting.

Jerry Blais


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 148 - Victor VV-360
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:37 pm 
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Only one of 100 is impressive. Quite a beautiful cabinet. Congratulations on acquiring a real rare survivor. Thanks for adding it to the Featured Phonograph section of the forum.
"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: Featured Phonograph № 148 - Victor VV-360
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:05 am 
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Wow, the upright version of VV-405. They definately shared a lot of details.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 148 - Victor VV-360
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:35 am 
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Very interesting! Thanks for sharing the photos and history of this Victrola.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 148 - Victor VV-360
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:48 am 
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Love the early-to-mid 1920s machines. They had the biggest horns of any pre orthophonic cabinet model.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 148 - Victor VV-360
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:12 am 
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AmberolaAndy wrote:
Love the early-to-mid 1920s machines. They had the biggest horns of any pre orthophonic cabinet model.


Victor gave some thought to fitting the unsold stock of these cabinets (and other models introduced at the same time) with Orthophonic horns.


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