Featured Phonograph № 31

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phonophan79
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Featured Phonograph № 31

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Make: Victor Talking Machine Co.
Model: Model E "Monarch Junior"
Serial # 28920
Year(s) Made: 1901-1908
Original Cost: $25.00
Case/Cabinet Size: 10 ¾" all around
Turntable/Mandrel: 7"
Reproducer/Sound-Box: Exhibition
Motor: 2-spring
Horn Dimensions: 15" long x 9" wide
Reproduction Parts: n/a
Current Value: n/a
Interesting Facts: was one of the low-priced phonograph introduced in 1901 - approx 60,000 units made during the 7 year run.

Favorite Characteristics: rigid tone arm, bullet brake, and a pre-dog victor

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Nice machine! I've never seen a pre dog Victor, before?

Paul

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Nice E! And do I espy a 2-C Long Play in the background?
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Edisonfan wrote:Nice machine! I've never seen a pre dog Victor, before?

Paul
Thanks much! I was very grateful and fortunate to get this machine. It was a craigslist find and the woman was very kind to me in coming down on the price.
JohnM wrote:Nice E! And do I espy a 2-C Long Play in the background?
Good eye, that is the classic Long Play grill, but is a 3-C as seen in Featured Phonograph № 14. :D

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phonophan79 wrote:
JohnM wrote:Nice E! And do I espy a 2-C Long Play in the background?
Good eye, that is the classic Long Play grill, but is a 3-C as seen in Featured Phonograph № 14. :D
Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and Edison Long Plays, 2-C and up! :D
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Dean,

Beautiful machine! It seems to have survived the years with relative ease! :D

Regards,
John

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Thanks for sharing this nice machine!

It can't have been used much in its past life, the motor looks immaculate.
Beautiful finish as well.

Every time I see these machines with a rigid tonearm & the horn attached directly to the soundbox, I can't help but thinking on the brutal pressure & wear on the records played :o
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Well... I'm not thrilled about parting with her, but I sold her. :(

So I made one last video, enjoy. :D

[youtubehd]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nyuhg_2vOnM[/youtubehd]

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Post by Jerry B. »

Thanks for sharing your Vic E. When did Victor change from the leather elbow to the threaded brass elbow?

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