An Overview of the Phonographs of the Victor Talking Machine Company 

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This website is dedicated to phonographs made by The Victor Talking Machine Company from 1901 through 1929. It contains detailed information about the various models that were produced by Victor, along with rarity, design features, technical information, valuation, etc. This site is for beginners and seasoned collectors alike. If you are just getting started and want to learn a little about these machines, or are looking for some basic information about your Victor or Victrola, please click on the "Getting Started" link below and read though the brief material. It will assist you in navigating around this website. Once familiar with the layout, feel free to have a look around at all the aspects of these early phonographs

This site covers only Victor-brand phonographs. There were many other makes of phonographs produced in the early years of this century, including Edison, Sonora, Columbia, and hundreds of others.  If you desire information on other brands of phonographs, please visit the "RESOURCES" section (below). In addition, RCA-Victor products are not covered here, as they were produced after the RCA Corporation bought Victor Talking Machine Company in the fall of 1929.

This website is intended to provide comprehensive information for collectors and hobbyists. 

The Victor Victrola Database                                                                                              
For years, we have maintained a large database of Victor and Victrola machines that are found at auctions and shows, as well as from listings on Ebay and elsewhere. Additionally, we augment this database with information that individuals send to us via this website. This is data is used to help determine when models changed, survival rates, design details, etc., and supports research with other collectors. If you own a Victor or Victrola, and would like to help this site by contributing to the "knowledge database", please click here.  Thanks!

Please take a minute and click the "Getting Started" button below before exploring this site!  How to find what you are looking for. A few basics on old phonographs.

Getting Started!

Interested in an Appraisal or Need Parts? Click below for information.

Appraisals, Parts and Repairs

Just want some free information on your Victor or Victrola Phonograph? Click the box to the left of the topic.

History    Basics of the Acoustic Phonograph.   How does it work?   Background on the Victor Talking Machine Company.   Etc.

Products    Victor Models.   Serial numbers.   When was it made?   How rare is it?   Original Selling Prices.   Current Value.   Etc.

Design    Types of Wood Veneers and Finishes.   Functional Features.   Hardware Variations.   Etc.

Performance    Acoustic Performance.    Technical Discussions.   Horn Design.    Audio Comparisons.   Etc.

Resources    Operating Instructions.   Sources for Parts and Needles.  Repair.   Restoration.  Links.  Non-Victor Phonographs

FAQ's    Frequently Asked Questions.

Other Stuff    Phonograph Records.   Trivia.   Funniest Questions Asked on this site.   Etc.

Shows / Auctions    Information About Shows and Auctions across the nation pertaining to phonographs 

Dealer Locator    Find the Original Locations for Victor Dealers in your town or state!


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Site Updated March 10, 2020

The names "Victor", "Victrola", and "Orthophonic", along with the dog and phonograph logo are trademarks of The Victor Talking Machine Company, The RCA-Victor Corporation, The General Electric Company, and BMG Entertainment Corporation.

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