The Victor-Victrola Page

 

An Overview of the Phonographs of the Victor Talking Machine Company 

Celebrating our 23rd Continuous Year on the Worldwide Web!

Welcome!   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 investigate all 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). Please note that 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.

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!

 

 

Getting Started!  Please click the "Getting Started" button before exploring this site! 

 

Appraisals, Parts and Repairs      

Need help with Parts, Machine Valuations or Repairs? 

Just want more information on your Victor or Victrola Phonograph? Click the box to the left of the topic:

History    Background on the Victor Talking Machine Company.  

Function   Basics of the Acoustic Phonograph.   How does it work?

Products    Victor Products & 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 Pertaining to Phonographs 

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

 

About Victor-Victrola

 

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Site updated July 28, 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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