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 Post subject: Cleaned VV-50
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:53 pm 
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Victor Jr
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After tons of elbow grease and some repair on the lid, she now shines like a new penny!
Next will be the reproducer.

Thanks again for herding us to the right direction.
Eric


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaned VV-50
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:04 pm 
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Looks very very nice! A job well done.

Jerry B.


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaned VV-50
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:39 pm 
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Excellent job... and oak too! That's a second style 50. If you are not aware, the first style 50 had a horn casting which came all the way up to the motorboard, the crank was slightly further to the right and the motorboard brackets were different. I learned this when I bought an empty cabinet for one in a beatup cabinet and nothing was interchangeable.

Jim


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaned VV-50
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:23 pm 
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That is gorgeous! That will be enjoyed for years


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaned VV-50
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:06 am 
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phonojim wrote:
Excellent job... and oak too! That's a second style 50. If you are not aware, the first style 50 had a horn casting which came all the way up to the motorboard, the crank was slightly further to the right and the motorboard brackets were different. I learned this when I bought an empty cabinet for one in a beatup cabinet and nothing was interchangeable.

Jim


Thanks Jim,

Funny story, this was explained on the very first video we saw when we googled Victor VV-50. But no one would have ever guessed that we would end up owing the same machine on that video! What are the odds of that? :mrgreen:

Eric

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NCk-m86JmmQ


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaned VV-50
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:19 am 
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Wow! That is nice. VV-50 is my first Victor machine, and the first machine I did a teardown and restoration on. Great machine to start with if you want to know how to restore a machine! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaned VV-50
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:28 am 
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Those VV-50s are one of my favorite phonographs. I brought a ton of them. You did a nice job cleaning it up and it looks good. I like the earlier ones with the front crank. These things are sturdy and will take a lot of abuse. I like the oak ones better than the mahogany. Tom


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaned VV-50
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WOW!!! Nice job. The VV-50 is a fun little phonograph.


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaned VV-50
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:20 am 
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erinN wrote:
phonojim wrote:
Excellent job... and oak too! That's a second style 50. If you are not aware, the first style 50 had a horn casting which came all the way up to the motorboard, the crank was slightly further to the right and the motorboard brackets were different. I learned this when I bought an empty cabinet for one in a beatup cabinet and nothing was interchangeable.

Jim


Thanks Jim,

Funny story, this was explained on the very first video we saw when we googled Victor VV-50. But no one would have ever guessed that we would end up owing the same machine on that video! What are the odds of that? :mrgreen:

Eric

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NCk-m86JmmQ


I'm very happy that Eric enjoyed my video so much that he bought the machine from me! He did an excellent job cleaning it up too!


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