List of Japan made Victor/Victrolas

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List of Japan made Victor/Victrolas

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I have been asked by the moderators to upload photos of the Japanese made Victor/Victrolas, that I came across a few days back. They will be posted on the forum, as chronologically found at my source. I am myself not able to verify that the information given is completely acccurate, and there also may very well be some US made Victrolas in the listing, I have myself neither the knowledge and time to control this. The list is also not comprehensive, as far as I can evaluate it. With this in mind, I am starting to upload the photos, since I believe the information need to be shared, since it both from a historic and cultural perspective is of big importance, and hopefully also will contribute to a lasting and even growing interest in collecting acoustic gramophones. I unfortunately only have one photo of each model, and no further information is available, if it is not given in the text section of the postings. Year of manufacture is written in the tag id of each photo, if it is available.
As many readers of course already have registered, there is a similar thread in the UK/European part of the forum, where I chose to list the Japanese made Columbia gramophones found at the same source.
I will post 4 gramophones at a time, to make it somewhat easier for the reader:

So here we go then:

Victor Tabletop Model J1-2

Victor Tabletop Model J1-35

Victor Tabletop Model J1-40
(Desktop Model, minimum size product)

Victor Tabletop Model J1-41
Attachments
J1-41.jpg
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J1-40.jpg
J1-40.jpg (167.18 KiB) Viewed 1237 times
J1-35 (1936).jpg
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Re: List of Japan made Victor/Victrolas

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The next four models:

Victor tabletop Model J1-50


Victor tabletop Model VV-J1-50


Victor tabletop Model J1-51


Victor tabletop Model VV1-60
Attachments
J1-50 (1935).jpg
J1-50 (1935).jpg (165.36 KiB) Viewed 1236 times
VVJ1-50.jpg
VVJ1-50.jpg (15.09 KiB) Viewed 1236 times
J1-51 (1935).jpg
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VV1-60.jpg
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Another four models:


Victor tabletop Model VV1-70
(United States double spring)


Victor tabletop Model J1-71


Victor tabletop Model J1-80



Victor tabletop Model VV1-80
Attachments
VV1-70.jpg
VV1-70.jpg (18.27 KiB) Viewed 1232 times
J1-71 (1935).jpg
J1-71 (1935).jpg (164.54 KiB) Viewed 1232 times
J1-80.jpg
J1-80.jpg (163.48 KiB) Viewed 1232 times
VV1-80.jpg
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Another four models:


Victor tabletop Model J1-81
(Wooden reentrant horn that has been split horizontally and bent twice)


Victor tabletop Model VV1-90
(Gooseneck arm with two horizontal and twice bent wooden reentrant horn needle pressure adjustment)


Victor tabletop Model T-90
(Made in the United States)



Victor tabletop Model J1-91
(Gooseneck arm with two horizontal and twice bent wooden reentrant horn needle pressure adjustment)
Attachments
J1-81 (1935).jpg
J1-81 (1935).jpg (166.09 KiB) Viewed 1230 times
VV1-90 (1929).jpg
VV1-90 (1929).jpg (166.38 KiB) Viewed 1230 times
T-90.jpg
T-90.jpg (16.63 KiB) Viewed 1230 times
J1-91 (1935).jpg
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Next four:


Victor tabletop Model VVJ1-91


Victor tabletop Model J1-92
(Wooden re-entrant horn integrated double mainspring, horizontally split into two and bent twice)


Victor tabletop Model J1-95
(Wooden reentrant horn that has been split horizontally and bent twice)


Victor tabletop Model VV-I-1
Attachments
J1-91 (1935).jpg
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J1-92 (1936).jpg
J1-92 (1936).jpg (18.59 KiB) Viewed 1230 times
J1-95 (1935).jpg
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VV-I-1.jpg
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Re: List of Japan made Victor/Victrolas

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Here we go again, another four models:


Victor tabletop Model VV-V1


Victor tabletop Model VV-IX
(Rice victor ?)


Victor tabletop Model VV-VIII



Victor portable Model J2-5
Attachments
VV-V1.jpg
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VV-IX.jpg
VV-IX.jpg (18.46 KiB) Viewed 1228 times
VV-VIII.jpg
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J2-5 (1932).jpg
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Four more:


Victor portable Model VVJ2-5



Victor portable Model J2-7



Victor portable Model VVJ2-7
(look similar to the J2-7, but I still upload)



Victor portable Model J2-8
Attachments
VVJ2-5.jpg
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J2-7 (1936).jpg
J2-7 (1936).jpg (17.55 KiB) Viewed 1227 times
VVJ2-7.jpg
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J2-8.jpg
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Next four, I realize that the uploaders to the Japanese site has often skipped the VV part of the model name, and also sometimes part of the model number, but I choose not to alter anything since I am not in the position to do that.



Victor portable Model VVJ2-10


Victor portable Model J2-12



Victor portable Model J2-unknown



Victor portable Model J2-65
(Made by RCA Victor)
Attachments
VVJ2-10.jpg
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J2-12.jpg
J2-12.jpg (17.62 KiB) Viewed 1227 times
J2-unknown.jpg
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J2-65.jpg
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Re: List of Japan made Victor/Victrolas

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Soon time for a small break in uploading, but first another four:


Victor portable Model VP-101


Victor portable Model VP-102S



Victor portable Model VV2-30



Victor portable Model VV2-40
Attachments
VP-101.jpg
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VP-102S.jpg
VP-102S.jpg (18.1 KiB) Viewed 1227 times
VV2-30.jpg
VV2-30.jpg (17.07 KiB) Viewed 1227 times
VV2-40.jpg
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Okay, here we go again, four more models:


Victor portable Model VV2-40


Victor portable Model VV2-55


Victor portable Model VV2-65


Victor portable Model No.50
Attachments
VV2-40.jpg
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VV2-55.jpg
VV2-55.jpg (16.38 KiB) Viewed 1212 times
VV2-65.jpg
VV2-65.jpg (17.66 KiB) Viewed 1212 times
No.50.jpg
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