More about the Victor IV

This stunning instrument literally glows. It is crisp, and clean, and clear, and classy. Dazzling, delightful, bewitching, ravishing! No other seller has the 51 year experience and expertise that we put into our instruments every day. We have examined closely the work of other dealers, they are nice people, but they do not even have enough knowledge to understand the mistakes they are making.

The gold and blue filigree on the back-bracket is bright and original. Please note how clean the nickel-plated hardware is. Of course, we rebuilt the soundbox to produce sweet, loud and clear music. Why do the talking machines of other dealers sound so tinny and shrill? Because they do not have the expertise or the inclination to  adjust the soundbox correctly. At phonophan, 51 years of experience can be seen -- and heard..

The IV (4) was the only other full-sized solid mahoganytalking machine made by Victor besides the princely-expensive model VI (6). The IV (4) cost more at the time than the oak models below it in stature, and therefore it sold in lesser quantities. The curvaceous styling of the IV was unique within the Victor roster. Note the "His Master's Voice" ID plate. The cabinet finish has been restored by following the exact process used at the Victor factory -- no fake urethane or slap-dash amateur doll-ups. What do other dealers commonly do? They smear a coat of varnish over the wood, usually on top of the dirt! We have painstakingly cleaned everything. The nickel-plated components are well preserved. In the same way, our restoration of the black flower horn has been meticulous and historically correct.

The motor is strong, reliable and the power of its double-spring will play any record.  Phonophan gives you the highest quality instruments and restorations, all work done under the personal supervision of Tim Fabrizio, who has a degree in Fine Arts, has devoted his life to painstaking  restoration work, and has written eight books on the subject of antique phonographs. 

Inside the cabinet is this schematic.

Most Victor talking machines were constructed of oak. Reasonably few were mahogany because mahogany was more expensive. This makes the Victor IV a rarity, and the look of it is undeniably alluring. If you want to experience what a Victor Talking Machine was like when it was new -- get this one! See how it shines! This incredibly pristine, excellent playing, sleekly beautiful Victor is a delight to the eyes AND ears.

Price: $2850.00 US, plus shipping and handling. (NY State residents must pay sales tax, if applicable.)


Telephone: 585-244-5546  

US Post: Tim Fabrizio


               PO Box 747

               Henrietta, NY 14467 USA

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