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 Post subject: VIC I with Gold Hardware??
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:16 pm 
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Just won this Vic I at auction. It seems to have gold hardware. Is that correct or are those pieces from something else. Photos from the auction are shown below.

Thanks! Cliff

P.S. - I am pretty excited about winning, can't wait to see it!


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 Post subject: Re: VIC I with Gold Hardware??
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:22 pm 
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Cliff, I hate to say it but it's spray paint. How does one plate a rubber isolator? :)


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 Post subject: Re: VIC I with Gold Hardware??
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:25 pm 
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gramophone-georg wrote:
Cliff, I hate to say it but it's spray paint. How does one plate a rubber isolator? :)

I noticed that, and the diaphragm gaskets are also 'gold'. If the metal parts are painted, that'll be OK. Not hard to remove the paint. Sure looks cool...


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 Post subject: Re: VIC I with Gold Hardware??
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:21 am 
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Congratulations! That should clean up nicely.
A question unrelated to the gold paint: the machine seems to have the original turntable felt, but it is brown. I was always under the impression that Victor only used some kind of moss green felt until the 1920s. Or was brown felt used as well? How about other colors?

Thanks
Andreas


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