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by PeterF
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Victor Type Z (fixer upper)
Replies: 16
Views: 658

Re: Victor Type Z (fixer upper)

The person that got it immediately threw it up on eBay. No cleanup or reconfiguration of the incorrect parts, etc. Seller’s name on eBay includes the word “radio” so likely not as knowledgeable about phonos. But this price realized ($700) is stupidly amazing! https://www.ebay.com/itm/Victor-Z-Phonog...
by PeterF
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: VV8-9 Found on Facebook Marketplace
Replies: 27
Views: 552

Re: VV8-9 Found on Facebook Marketplace

I might be a victim of brain fog. This would, of course, be the first time ever. Like I said, mine is long gone, but I thought quite strongly that I remembered it having the burnished bronze (or whatever it’s actually called) finish on the hardware. But then I realized I’m possibly confusing it with...
by PeterF
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: VV8-9 Found on Facebook Marketplace
Replies: 27
Views: 552

Re: VV8-9 Found on Facebook Marketplace

Interesting! Let’s get the serial numbers please? We may be able to detect when the switch was made. I don’t have mine anymore and don’t know the s/n. Baumbach’s Victor Data Book says there were a little over 9000 shipped (8143 spring plus 994 electric), with the serial #s starting at 501. They woul...
by PeterF
Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: VV8-9 Found on Facebook Marketplace
Replies: 27
Views: 552

Re: VV8-9 Found on Facebook Marketplace

Congratulations! One of the best all round orthophonics. The reproducer that shipped with it was indeed pot metal. Count the number of holes, which is the giveaway. If this is all-original and from the family that owned it since new, it would have a pot metal bodied reproducer, in that late-20s burn...
by PeterF
Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Victor Type Z (fixer upper)
Replies: 16
Views: 658

Re: Victor Type Z (fixer upper)

I looked at the photos too quickly. That’s not a Victor soundbox and elbow, on closer inspection. Oops, sorry! You can still find the bits needed though, but I revise my number downward to $150 - and only if the motor is ok.
by PeterF
Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Victor Type Z (fixer upper)
Replies: 16
Views: 658

Re: Victor Type Z (fixer upper)

Amongst all the el-cheapo machines, there usually isn’t much to distinguish them or make them very interesting, to me at least. The Z is an exception because it’s got a feature that I really like: the weird tapered-edge platter and brake that rises up to meet that edge. For some reason I really like...
by PeterF
Thu Jul 08, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Yankee Trader
Topic: WANTED - Columbia BE Arm/crane/etc conplete assembly
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: WANTED - Columbia BE Arm/crane/etc conplete assembly

Surprisingly, my theory (that lots of us have extra cranes lying about) may be fallacious. Or it may be that the header of the posting, calling out the Columbia BE, threw some people off. There’s no such thing as a BE crane. I untangled my pile of 4 cranes and 2 floor stands, and found a couple that...
by PeterF
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Quest for Bass, Rollini Style
Replies: 15
Views: 172

Re: Quest for Bass, Rollini Style

Excellent, thanks George!
by PeterF
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Quest for Bass, Rollini Style
Replies: 15
Views: 172

Re: Quest for Bass, Rollini Style

As we hang tight, try this. A bit newer, yet still pleasing in the context of this string…

https://vimeo.com/30511535
by PeterF
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Quest for Bass, Rollini Style
Replies: 15
Views: 172

Re: Quest for Bass, Rollini Style

Yeah, especially the I’m Wonderin’ side, which is very nice.