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Victor II/E


This Victor offers all the advantages of a large talking machine -- powerful double-spring motor, bright, bold-sounding "Exhibition" soundbox, pretty tiger oak cabinet -- on a medium-sized scale. It doesn't take up a lot of space, but it delivers a beautiful, rich sound from your 78 rpm records. During 1904 -05, a transition was occurring at the Victor Talking Machine Co. in Camden, NJ -- its roster of instruments were being given brand new designations -- the model known as the "E" began to be referred to as the Victor II (Two) in the firm's advertising. Catalogues referred to the Victor E by its new "Victor the Second" identification. The instrument received the latest technical components -- most notably the "tapering tone arm" and a larger (8" diameter) turntable. The famous "His Master's Voice" ID plate was repositioned from the left side of the cabinet to the front panel. Furthermore, as the E continued its consistent evolution toward becoming a II, it was fitted with a bracket to accept a larger, improved elbow and horn. 




Original filigree decoration on the original back bracket which is worthy of note because it features both blue AND gold design -- indicative of how Victor was improving on its customary gold filigree. As always, we have totally tweaked and tuned the soundbox (needlehead) to give optimum sound quality. What do they do on eBay? Do they carefully restore this crucial sound-producing component? NO way! Other sellers just slap a new gasket on the front of the diaphragm to make it LOOK like something has been done. Beware the slap-dash doll-ups of schlocky sellers!


Charming oak cabinet with fluted pillars.

 

Clean, carefully adjusted double-spring motor -- We took this motor completely apart, replaced the two mainsprings and spent more than two hours carefully calibrating it. From other people you get a messy, noisy wreck -- from us you get our 50 years of scrupulous expereience.


The Victor II is a charming addition to any room, and a melodious companion to the ear! We stunningly polished the brass horn, repainted the black body as it was originally, and added a flawlessly accurate "His Master's Voice" decal. Do you need 78 rpm records? No problem! We have tons! Plus the machine comes with needles included.

Price: $1850. US, plus s/h. (NY State residents must add sales tax, if applicable.)

E-mail: phonotim@gmail.com

Tim Fabrizio

PO Box 747

Henrietta, NY 14467

Telephone: 585-244-5546

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We encourage Venmo or Zelle. Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Discover accepted for US purchases. Foreign buyers please use bank transfer. 

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