Featured Phonograph № 61

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Featured Phonograph № 61

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Make: Victor Talking Machine Co.
Model: Victor Victrola 100 (VV-100)
Serial # 119647
Year(s) Made: 1922
Original Cost: $150.00
Turntable/Mandrel: 12 inch turntable
Reproducer/Sound-Box: (Rebuilt) Soundbox Victrola No. 2
Motor: Victor 2 Spring (Rebuilt)
Horn Dimensions: Internal Horn, cast iron and mahogany.
Reproduction Parts: All Original
Current Value: $300-400 on the west coast.
Interesting Facts: An estimated total of 195,285 Victrola 100's were produced, making it one of the most popular models of the early 1920's.
Favorite Characteristics: This model is in very good original condition. It is a common model, but it is truly one of my prize machines. :)
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Re: Featured Phonograph № 61

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Hey Great 100! I have a Victrola No. 2 sound box as well. Your machine is slightly larger then mine.

Paul

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I liked looking at the Victrola. It is fine looking one and definitely a good phonograph to keep. Thanks for sharing it!

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Edisonfan wrote:Hey Great 100! I have a Victrola No. 2 sound box as well. Your machine is slightly larger then mine.

Paul

Thanks Paul! I like the No 2's since they were so widely used that the parts such as
gaskets and micas are cheap and relatively easy to replace. All 4 of my Victors use No 2's and it makes life easier. On the topic of compatibility, I recently bought an HMV portable motor and after that I picked up a fixer Victor 2 spring motor. The Victor
motor was only $35 but had a governor with a broken spring. Since I had no urgent use
for the HMV motor I was pleasantly surprised to find that the governor is identical, and swapped it for a perfect fit. This is one of the main reasons I avoid offbranders now, I dislike having to special order rare parts (and spend lots of money).

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EdiBrunsVic wrote:I liked looking at the Victrola. It is fine looking one and definitely a good phonograph to keep. Thanks for sharing it!

Thanks, glad you like it! :) I will hold onto it unless I find a crazy good
deal on a VV 17 or 18 and need the space. :D

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I like that motor. Looks like by that time they had a well worked out motor for a long production run, simple, industrial strength and relatively few separate moving parts. I bet it's a good runner. Thanks for posting.

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Valecnik wrote:I like that motor. Looks like by that time they had a well worked out motor for a long production run, simple, industrial strength and relatively few separate moving parts. I bet it's a good runner. Thanks for posting.
Thanks Bruce, it is a good runner after I cleaned the springs. The Victor
motor is a perfect example of the K.I.S.S. principle. I was never very
mechanically inclined but I managed to take it apart and put it back
together without any problems. :)

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I think that motor was introduced around 1918, and HMV were still using it in 1935/6 in the last of their floor models. The HMV version was designated a No.32, and the 4 spring version a No.34.
They dont come much simpler than this motor, which is a good thing. I've never found one with worn bearings, or any other worn parts. They were an awesome design.

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Very nice machine and thank you for posting!

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gramophoneshane wrote:I think that motor was introduced around 1918, and HMV were still using it in 1935/6 in the last of their floor models. The HMV version was designated a No.32, and the 4 spring version a No.34.
They dont come much simpler than this motor, which is a good thing. I've never found one with worn bearings, or any other worn parts. They were an awesome design.

Yeah, its a good sign when they don't change the basic design for so many years.
If its not broken, don't fix it. :)

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