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 Post subject: Identifying a mystery machine
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:00 pm 
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Victor II
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hello all,

Could you look at the pictures and help identify this outside horn machine? To me the back bracket looks like a Pathé. Would this be a European machine?

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ColoradoPhonograf

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 Post subject: Re: Identifying a mystery machine
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:42 pm 
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Victor Monarch
I have good days...this might not be one of them
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I'd say it's a new machine using old parts. I think the tone arm is not original (soundbox is too new) and the cabinet may be newly built. The back bracket is old (not a crap-o-phone recast) and the horn might be old under that new paint. Without seeing the motor it's hard to tell- but. If the needle tracks properly this might play well. I can see why someone might build something like this- I have a similar swiss-built machine and the cabinet is made out of very thin splintery oak.


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 Post subject: Re: Identifying a mystery machine
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:52 am 
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Victor III
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Location: Romney, West Virginia
The oak on the cabinet has a distinctly modern look to it.


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 Post subject: Re: Identifying a mystery machine
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:08 pm 
Look like one of those fakes from India but painted differently then typically found.


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 Post subject: Re: Identifying a mystery machine
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:55 pm 
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Cabinet looks new, tone arm is not from a horn model, soundbox is an original later Paillard soundbox. a pic of the motor would be good. Bet its from a portable.


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