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 Post subject: FOR SALE: Victrola XVIII; needs restoration work - $650
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:34 am 
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Location: The Quiet Corner, Connecticut, USA
This is a very nice VV-XVIII with a few problems that will need restoration work. Its overall condition is very good, but with problem areas. These are: damage to the lid (good ol' wet-flower-pot damage), the very bottoms of the storage compartment doors (veneer rippling and a small section of lost veneer), along with some loose trim and some sections of missing trim in the bottom area of the doors (which could likely be transferred from the back doors, which are also damaged), and most notably, some fairly serious damage to veneer on the left side of the machine. Apparently the previous owners had stored the machine in a damp basement for a number of years.

On the upside, the motor is fine though it could probably use cleaning and relubrication. It winds up fully and plays without any problems. The Exhibition soundbox is in good shape, has been rebuilt, and plays records beautifully. The finish is original and apart from the troubled areas, which I've left alone, has cleaned up well. Gold plating is clean and in good overall condition. The original feltoid casters were a rusted mess, so I replaced them with another set in great condition that hadn't been exposed to moisture. There are no albums, but crank, key and vintage tassel are included.

I'm now in a country town about 70 miles southwest of Boston, 45 miles from the junction of Rts. 95 and 395, and about 30 miles from Worcester or Providence. My schedule's pretty open and it should be easy to make plans for a buyer to pick up at his/her convenience.

If interested please reply via private message and note in the thread that you've PM'd me, so that I'll know to log in. It would be helpful if you'd send a phone number so that I can get back to you that way.


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE: Victrola XVIII - $650
PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:43 pm 
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Location: The Quiet Corner, Connecticut, USA
After talking about this sale with a collector friend, reducing the price to $650.
"Gosh darn a Billiken anyhow."- Uncle Josh Weathersby


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