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This spectacularly carved oak cabinet ranks as the Victor considered most beautiful by the public. It so perfectly expresses the period! Our restoration has been done to preserve all the important historical features so susceptible to devastation by amateur handiwork. You would have to describe us as "obsessive" about doing things CORRECTLY. No other dealer is "crazy" enough to spend time we invest in getting things RIGHT. And the original Victor horn is a good example -- the solid brass bell brightly polished. This instrument appears today as it did the day it left the factory.
The original "His Master's Voice" decal on the horn.
The artful cabinetry that captured the heart of the world. The public just loved this design, the world over! And it's easy to see why. In fact, this machine was sold during a period when the "MS" was available as EITHER a "front-mounted" or a "back-mounted" option. See image immediately below.
When the machine was sold with the "front-mounted" horn arrangement, the nickel-plated cover seen immediately to the left of the filigree bracket was removed and a long horn support was added. In this "back-mounted" configuration, the decorated bracket (original frillwork) was used instead. And naturally we have rebuilt and regulated the original soundbox (needlehead), so that it now produces the same rich, full, bright music it did when new.
The TRIPLE-spring brass motor runs with reliable power and smoothness. Note how spotlessly clean our work is -- and compare it to the filthy, buggered up trash offered on eBay by sellers full of what makes the flowers grow! In fact, WE FIX OTHER PEOPLE'S MISTAKES! When some past "handyman" has made a thorough mess of repairs, phonophan undoes the inferior workmanship and fixes it right!
The Victor Monarch Special was a top-of-the-line instrument in its day. Today, it's a highly collectible, but eminently ATTAINABLE object of desire.
Price: $3650.00, plus s/h, (NY State residents must add tax where applicable).
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