Our Victor III has a pretty oak cabinet with lustrous original finish, sturdy, reliable double-spring motor. All components are original, and the nickel-plated hardware is in truly excellent condition. We have carefully cleaned, polished and calibrated the components to return this machine to the condition it enjoyed when it left the factory in Camden, NJ over a century ago. Noteworthy is the gorgeous flower horn, manufactured to fit Victor Talking Machines by the Standard Metal Manufacturing Co. of Newark, NJ. Standard was a well-known maker of decorated horns for both disc and cylinder talking machines.
Here we can see the stunning original factory decoration, featuring charming mums. Horns such as this were frequently stored face-down in attics. For this reason, the exterior of the horn often fades from exposure to sunlight, or accumulates grime and dirt, whereas the interior remains intact. That is precisely what happened to this horn, and the exterior finish could not be salvaged. We professionally restored the outside, and carefully cleaned and preserved the precious interior.
We want to draw your attention to the extraordinary condition of this machine. Compare this to the grimy junk find elsewhere on the Internet.
The gold filigree of the back bracket is nicely intact. Note also the amazing condition of the original hardware. The "soundbox" -- or needlehead -- is entirely responsible for the quality of the music the III puts forth. Victor's "Exhibition" soundbox is both sensitive and sturdy. We have completely taken it apart, replaced the rubber gaskets, tuned, balanced and adjusted to give it the power to entertain you brightly, boldly, brilliantly.
The mechanics are just as crisp and fresh as the cabinet. The double-spring motor -- clean, well-regulated and powerful. Why are OUR machines better than any other seller's? Because we don't "jury rig" our machines with whatever junk we have laying around the shop to get them out the door. We FIX and CORRECTLY repair any problems in the true factory manner.
The original "schematic" diagram inside the motor compartment.
Ladies and gentlemen, we present for your delectation the Victor "III." As always, we took the instrument down to its constituent parts and painstakingly attended to each one. Our machines are checked, tested and guaranteed to work properly. We put our 48 years of experience into each one. A gorgeous original decoration horn such as this one comes along rarely, don't let this one get away!
Price: $2450.00 plus s/h, (NY State residents must add tax if applicable).
Telephone: 585 244 5546
US Post: PHONOPHAN
PO Box 747
Henrietta, NY 14467 USA
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