Our Victor III has a pretty oak cabinet, and original components which we have meticulouly cleaned, polished. The condition of the cabinet is expecially note-worthy -- it still has its original factory finish, in a remarkable state of preservation. Inside is a sturdy, reliable double-spring motor. We have carefully calibrated this instrument to return it to the condition it enjoyed when it left the factory in Camden, NJ well over a century ago. We completely restored the original Victor flower horn, complete with beautiful gold highlights.
Beautiful oak cabinet, with excellent original ID plates. Note the "dealer tag" of the Berliner Gram-O-Phone Co. of Montreal.
The instruments that Berliner distrubuted had very distinctive brackets on the rear of the cabinet. Here we see how the gold decoration takes on a kind of Bargello pattern, original finish. 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. A huge failing of other sellers' machines is the poor sound quality. Other sellers often fail to gasp the basic concept of how the soundbox works, and so consequently their work is substandard.
This spotlessly clean motor runs reliably and smoothly. 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 adjust and test our machines for optimum results. It is evident in every aspect of this instrument that it has been lovingly preserved and maintained oved the long years.
Under the cabinet, much of the original Victor patent label remains -- but please note at the bottom is an image of the so-called "Recording Angel" trade mark that would much later become associated with prestige European vinyl records and CDS. The "Angel" was originally considered as a rival trade mark versus the famous "His Master's Voice' image of the little dog listening to an antique talking machine. Although the "Angel" logo was not used in the USA, they did promote it as advertising in Canada.
Price: $1850.00 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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