Victor Phonograph, Orthophonic, Model 4-40 Phonograph

The Victor Victrola Orthophonic Model 4-40 Phonograph

A console model, the 4-40 was a popular Orthophonic floor model, introduced in 1927. It was priced slightly above the VV-4-7, and offered a larger and more stylish cabinet design. The 4-40 was available only in a mahogany finish, and included an automatic brake and two spring motor. Nickel-plated hardware was used for most of the production run, but in 1928, an antique bronze finish was featured. [...] Click here to continue reading.


Victor, Orthophonic Phonograph, Credenza Model

The Victor Orthophonic Phonograph

In late 1925, the Victor Talking Machine Company of Camden, New Jersey, introduced to the phonograph market the revolutionary Orthophonic models. The largest model was the Credenza, soon to be renamed the 8-30. It became Victor’s “flagship” model during the so-called Orthophonic era, from late 1925 to 1929 or so, which are the early years of electric recording. Only Victor used the term “Orthophonic.” Other major companies coined their own [...] Click here to continue reading.


Victor, Model II Phonograph

The Victor Model II Phonograph

The Victor II was the 2nd phonograph in a line of six Roman numeral machines. The cabinet was made of quartersawn oak and housed a single spring motor. The phonograph originally came with an 8″ turntable, but it was quickly changed to a 10″ turntable. The production ran from 1902 until 1920. The earlies machines had cases with ribbed corner columns which were discontined shortly after prodution began. The [...] Click here to continue reading.


Victor, Model I Phonograph

The Victor Model I Victorla Phonograph

The Victor I “Talking Machine” had a production run from 1903 to 1920. It first came with an 8″ turntable and a single spring motor. The turntable was increased in size to 10″ in 1910 when the machine was restyled. The early Victor I came with a 9.5″ black and brass horn. About 1912 a 17″ flowered horn became available. The Victor I sold for between $22.00 and [...] Click here to continue reading.


United Talking Machine Co. – Symphony

The Symphony Phonography by the United Talking Machine Co.

Built between 1911 and 1914, the Symphony was just one of many Columbia-contract built machines. The horn is wood grained metal and the spindle is 1.5″ or United records only!


Brunswick Phonographs

Brunswick Phonographs

The Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company was nearly 75 years old when it entered the phonograph business in 1916. Very shortly after entering the phonograph market, Brunswick introduced a clever tone arm and sound box assembly which could be adapted to play all three styles of disc records on the market at that time (lateral, Edison, and Pathe). Brunswick, aided by its immense cabinet factory, quickly became the number two phonograph manufacturer in the United [...] Click here to continue reading.


Edison, Triumph Model B Phonograph

The Edison Triumph Model B Phonograph

The Edison Triumph Model “B” was introduced in July, 1906. The case was colored “antique oak” and was the first Triumph model to carry the “Edison” script identifier instead of the earlier banner identification.

The Triumph Model B was equipped with a locking lever gate fastener in lieu of the older swing arm locking bolt. The machine was a two minute model and came with a Model C [...] Click here to continue reading.


Edison, Standard Model B Phonograph

The Edison Standard Model B Phonograph

The Model B “Standard” had a production run from 1906 to 1908. It first Had a Banner decal in the front, but when they were all used up they switched to the simple “EDISON” script logo.

There are only a few differances between the Model A and Model B, the Model B has the speed control under the motor board and the case is taller then the Model [...] Click here to continue reading.


Edison, Standard Model A Phonograph

The Edison Standard Model A Phonograph

The Edison Standard Model A, was produced from 1901 to 1905. It came in a green oak case and could have added gearing to play both two and four minute cylinder records.


Edison, Home Model D Phonograph

The Edison Home Model D Phonograph

The Edison Home Model D phonograph was first introduced in 1908. It played both two and four minute cylinder phonograph records. This is the first model Home Phonograph that used the wide moulding on the base to give it a more “stocky” apperance. While the 14″ black and brass horn and the 11 panel Morning Glory horn were mostly sold with this Phonograph, the Cygnet Horn, #10, was [...] Click here to continue reading.


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