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.


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.


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