Victor, Victrola, Model XVI Phonograph

The Victor Victrola Model XVI Phonograph

An upright floor model, the Model XVI was the original internal-horn Victrola; first introduced in 1906, it remained the Victrola flagship model for many years. Although it was originally advertised as “Victrola the Sixteenth” (XVI), the metal identification tag first used a “VTLA” designation.

The first VTLA’s used the mechanics from the deluxe Victor 6 external horn phonograph, along with a flat-lid cabinet design that made access to [...] Click here to continue reading.


Victor, Victrola, Model XIV Phonograph

The Victor Victrola Model XIV Phonograph

A floor model, the XIV was introduced in 1910, to fill the gap between the new tabletop X and XI models and the $200 flagship XVI. The earliest XIV models had a squarish look, with minimal decorative trim and unusual curved Queen Anne legs. These models also used gold plated hardware. The design was modernized to closely match the newly redesigned Model XVI in late 1912. The cabinet [...] Click here to continue reading.


Victor, Victrola, Model X Phonograph

The Victor Model X Victrola Phonograph

The Victrola X had a production run from 1910 to 1921. It was first made as a table top phonograph and in 1912 it was made into a stand-up Victrola. The early models had a single spring motor. In October 1917 a new style double spring motor was used and the model number was changed to a X-a. It has a 12 inch turntable and was available in [...] Click here to continue reading.


Victor, Victrola, Model VI Phonograph

The Victor Victrola Model VI Phonograph

A lidless table-top phonograph, the Victor Victrola Model VI was a slight upgrade from the base IV model, offering a 2-spring motor and slightly larger case. Production was started in October of 1911, and discontinued in 1925. Early models were available only in oak but eventually both oak and mahogany versions were produced. During the first few years of production, the VI came with a 10-inch turntable, which [...] Click here to continue reading.


Victor, Victrola, Model IV Phonograph

The Victor Talking Machine Model IV Phonograph

A lidless table-top phonograph, the Model IV was Victor’s lowest priced model for many years. Production was started in September of 1911, and discontinued in early 1926. Catalogs state that the only finish was Oak, although several mahogany versions have turned up, made near the end of the model run. Very early models had a stamped steel grille covering the horn; subsequent versions had conventional wood slats. [...] Click here to continue reading.


Victor, Victrola, Model 80 Phonograph

The Victor Victrola Model 80 Phonograph

The VV-80 was the lowest-price upright floor model, introduced when Victor updated its product lineup in 1921. It was formerly known as the Model X.

The Model 80 was a rather small and basic phonograph, with a minimum of decoration. Trim was machined rather than hand-carved. All Model 80′s had the semi-automatic brake and a two-spring motor. The VV-80 was available in mahogany, oak or walnut, but the [...] Click here to continue reading.


Victor, Victrola, Model 50 Phonograph

The Victor Victrola Model 50 Phonograph

The Victor Victrola 50 was semi-portable (note handle) with its locking lid. This model had protective nickel corners as well as hardware. Inside it has a single spring motor and number 2 reproducer. The turntable is only 10 inches in diameter. The horn opens to utilize the open lid for acoustic reflection. This model was presented in both oak and mahogany.

All the model 50 phonographs utilized the [...] Click here to continue reading.


Victor, Victrola, Model 210 Phonograph

The Victor Victrola Model 210 Phonograph

A flat-top console model, the Victor 210 was the low-priced, flat top console that helped to revive stagnant Victrola sales in the early 1920′s. While this and many other console-type models are shunned by collectors today (mostly due to the large volumes produced, and the simple, undecorated design), it was an extremely popular model in many middle class homes of the time. All Model 210′s had the semi-automatic [...] Click here to continue reading.


Victor Phonograph, Victrola, Model 16 Phonograph

The Victor Victrola Model 16 Phonograph

This phonograph had a production run from 1907 through 1921. The earlier models came with a cabinet featuring “L” shaped doors was made only made from 1907 thru 1910. All the interior metal is covered in 24-karat gold which jumped the selling price of this phonograph up to $400.00 in 1907.

The later models had a 12 inch turntable and all the metal parts under the lid were [...] Click here to continue reading.


Victor, Victrola, Model 100 Phonograph

The Victor Victrola Model 100 Phonograph

An upright floor model introduced in 1921, the Victor Model 100 was a popular middle-priced machine that fit between the old XI and XIV models. This was mainly a marketing effort to give the Victor line an updated image. The differences between the VV-100 and its predecessors were minimal (shallow domed lid, lower profile, etc.). This model was manufactured through early 1925. The VV-100′s cabinet was updated in [...] Click here to continue reading.


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