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The 1-90 was the lowest price cabinet-style (non-portable) Orthophonic phonograph that Victor made when introduced in the spring of 1927. This machine used the Orthophonic Soundbox, a 2 spring motor, and and a very small folded exponential horn. This small machine could produce remarkably good results from an Orthophonic recording. Approximately 22,300 were produced before the model was discontinued in early 1929. Existing examples have a blended mahogany finish, although much of the cabinet trim is a stained ash. While these machines do occasionally show-up at auctions and flea markets, the condition is usually very poor. This is likely due to the cheaper veneer and construction quality that was used on the low-cost table machines at the time.
The original 1927 selling price of the 1-90 was $75.00.
The current collector database shows the earliest existent VV 1-90 to be S/N 822 and the latest to be S/N 20370.
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