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 Post subject: Frankenphone- with interesting parts
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:25 pm 
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Victor Monarch
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Check this out:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Victor-Talking-Mach ... 240%3A1318

Appears that a VV-VI hornless has been made into a back mount- and is that the tone arm and mount from a Schoolhouse Victor?


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 Post subject: Re: Frankenphone- with interesting parts
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:39 pm 
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It certainly appears to be. A tough part to come by if you needed one!

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 Post subject: Re: Frankenphone- with interesting parts
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:51 pm 
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Nice default photo—definitely something looks off when you have a table-top with doors open and a horn that doesn’t look like it belongs laying next to it.

At least the seller in this case is saner than most of these that I’ve seen, and is starting the bidding at $50.

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eBay Item #200315702442

Victor Talking Machine VV-VI with BRASS HORN, Victrola


Nice old Victor Talking Machine, Model VV-VI, serial number 214077P. This has been in my parents attic untouched for over 30 years. Don't know anything about these, but it looks to be in great shape. The wood case is very nice and the table top spins when I press the button on the top. The inside of the case is also very nice and looks to have had little to know use over the years. The crank and the needle arm look good as well. I have a horn in the photo that my Mother said came with it when she bought it way back when. The bottom of the case is very nice with two pressed certificates that are in very respectable shape given the machines age. Not sure what these sell for, so will start it off at $50.00 which seems like a bargain for something so nice and so old. Domestic shipping only for this item, buyer to pay for insurance and packing. Thanks for looking and happy bidding!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Frankenphone- with interesting parts
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:50 pm 
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And there's nothing to angle the horn toward the listener....did they use this thing with that brass horn pointing straight up? :?


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 Post subject: Re: Frankenphone- with interesting parts
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:56 pm 
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Viva-Tonal wrote:
...did they use this thing with that brass horn pointing straight up? :?

You mean it’s not one of the rare Victor Ceiling-Reflector models? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Frankenphone- with interesting parts
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:59 am 
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This is not just any Frankenphone, it's THE Franken Phone!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Frankenphone- with interesting parts
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:05 am 
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Very nice—I wonder if Colin Clive has found the listing yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Frankenphone- with interesting parts
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:11 am 
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Hi
Does anybody know what the horn was originally off? I'm still in the market for a horn for my Victor pre dog MS front mount.
Regards Marcel


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 Post subject: Re: Frankenphone- with interesting parts
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:52 pm 
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OMG, nowadays they call these "Upgraded Phonographs" :D


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 Post subject: Re: Frankenphone- with interesting parts
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Can't quite make out the end of the horn...

Also interesting...the motor on the machine. Looks like a circa 1914 XIV/XVI motor (either with the exposed speed needle or the large window).


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