Featured Phonograph № 141 - Victrola the Tenth-Spider Leg

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Django
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Featured Phonograph № 141 - Victrola the Tenth-Spider Leg

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Make: Victor Talking Machine Co.
Model: X, "The Tenth", Queen Ann, (Spider Leg)
Serial #: 25268
Year(s) Made: August 1912-March 2013, (this variant)
Original Cost: $75.00
Case/Cabinet Size: 18.25" wide by 22" deep by 42" tall
Turntable: 12"
Reproducer/Sound-Box: Exhibition
Motor: Double spring
Horn Dimensions: 14" wide by 6" tall
Reproduction Parts: None
Current Value: Paid $150.00, not for sale
Interesting Facts: This was the second variant of the Victrola X and it was a very short lived machine. The legs were added in August 1912 and the cabinet was enclosed in March of 1913. For an additional $10.00 the owner could purchase a set of albums that would rest on the shelf.

This machine is not museum quality and was found at the Grange Hall in Cornish NH, (one town to the North of my home and an old artist community that included Augustus Saint Gaudens and Maxfield Parrish). The machine is an un-restored survivor, which is how I like them. It is a decent example and I was thrilled to find it. I have always loved the quirky look of this machine. It resides in our bedroom along with Featured Phonograph No.140, (my Victor the Second). The felt is original and the dealer tag is a plus.
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Re: Featured Phonograph № 141 - Victrola the Tenth-Spider Le

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One of my favorite Victrolas. There is so much style! Jerry B.

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Re: Featured Phonograph № 141 - Victrola the Tenth-Spider Le

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I've always liked that style Victrola, I have a survivor Spider also , they have always seemed under valued to me . Oh well! What they don't have in class , they make up for in personality.

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