Featured Phonograph No.137 Victor Victrola VV-130

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Featured Phonograph No.137 Victor Victrola VV-130

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Make: Victor Talking Machine Co.
Model:VV-130
Serial #:2309
Year Made: 1921
Original Cost: $350.00
Case/Cabinet Size: 46 ¾"tall by 22 ½"wide by 24 ½"deep
Turntable/Mandrel: 12" Gold plated, original felt
Reproducer/Sound-Box:Victrola No.2
Motor: Four Spring
Horn Dimensions:9 ½" tall by 14 ½" wide
Reproduction Parts: None
Current Value: Not for sale, offered $1200.00
Interesting Facts: The VV-XVII was re-named VV-130 in 1921. The only real difference is the needle storage was relocated and a drawer replaced the covered cup for used needles. Victor produced 18,914 spring driven VV-XVII machines but only 5,259 of the spring driven VV-130. Very few were produced in Oak. This machine has never been in storage and I purchased it from the Great Grandson of the original owner. Until now, it spent it's entire existence in a northern suburb of Philadelphia. The machine is original in every respect including the original turntable felt and a complete set of original albums. I am waiting for the family history from the family and will add it here when I have it.

Even the back of this machine is beautiful, (see last picture). I have lightly cleaned the cabinet, but that is as far as I will go. The grime is part of the history and charm.
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Re: Featured Phonograph No.137 Victor Victrola VV-130

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Elegant Victrola! Stunning oak graining and beautiful carving! What a fortunate find. Thanks for posting. Steve

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Looks spectacular! I bet you feel super lucky to own this awesome thing!

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WOW. Congrats.

I love it.

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Beautiful Victrola - congratulations! It's especially nice that you'll have the family history to go with it.

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It looks like a museum quality antique. Finding a beautiful survivor like this is what keeps me interested in the hobby. Congratulations and thank you for posting it as a Featured Phonograph!
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Like I said before, Django, that is a stunning machine. I see your machine is #2309....my oak 130 is #2356, so they were probably made within a few days of each other..

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Congratulations! Your Victrola would be the centerpiece of any collection. Jerry Blais

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Looks like it jut got out of the factory... Fantastic machine,,, It shows great. Tom

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$350 was a lot of money for a Victrola in 1921, when a Model T Ford cost $325.

From it's wonderfully original state of preservation, the original owner and his descendants clearly thought very highly of it.

I wonder what car the original owner had?

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