This is how they partied back in the day -- with elegance and style. The Victor Monarch was introduced in 1901. The company was quickly evolving -- growing, innovating, on its way to becoming a top dog in the talking machine market. The Monarch rapidly went through a series of improvements that would culminate, in 1904-05 with the model transitioning to become known by the new name of "Victor III (Three)." Older versions were updated and moved out the door. Here we have an older style Monarch that has been upgraded with the famous "tapering arm" that brought Victor to the forefront of the talking machine business.
You see original gold-and-blue filigree on the back-bracket. We rebuilt and adjusted the original soundbox to produce clear, crisp music. No other talking machine that you may find on the Web will produce our extraordinarily fine quality of music, because most sellers have no idea how to adjust these vintage instruments. In fact, most sellers, in their ham-fisted efforts to "repair" these devices end up doing more harm than good. Two features are noteworthy -- first, there is a "bracket" with a hole drilled through it to the left of the filigree bracket. Apparently, this was intended to hold a support rod in the instance that an especially large "concert" horn was used. We say "apparently" because original Victor documents have to date never disclosed the exact purpoise of this bracket. Nore also the nickel-plated "record securing nut" in the center of the turntable. In the early days of the disc talking machine, it was thought that something was needed to hold down the record and keep it from slipping. Ultimately such a precaution was not necessary, but the record securing nut on this instrument is a holdover from those early days.
Original "His Master's Voice" decal on the horn.
The spotless brass motor. Quiet, strong and smooth. We installed two new mainsprings to give you the power you need to reliably enjhoy your records.
Patent notice under the cabinet.
We have succeeded in this restoration to our great satisfaction. Let YOUR satisfaction begin now. The Victor Monarch has classic good looks, plus it plays loud and clear! A charming addition to any room, and a melodious companion to the ear!
Price: $2250.00 US, plus s/h. New York State residents please add sales tax.
US Post: Tim Fabrizio
PO Box 747
Henrietta, NY 14467 USA
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