VV-120 / VE-120
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Introduced in 1921, the VV-120 was identical to the discontinued VV-XVI; the name change was simply a marketing effort to give the old Victor lineup a more modern image. The differences between the "new" 120 and it's XVI predecessor, were minimal (e.g. needle cup holder), and for all intents and purposes they were the same machine. This model was manufactured for only 2 years (1921-22), although it remained in the Victor catalog until 1924. Like the situation with the VV-90 and VV-110, this indicates that the VV-120 was not a very strong seller from the start, since the backstock of models remained warehoused for 2 years after production ceased. All VV-120s have identical features. The 120 was available in oak, mahogany or walnut, although mahogany remained the most common choice.
The original 1921 selling price of the 120 was $275.00. The price was reduced to $225 in 1923 to clear out the remaining stock. An estimated total of 8,425 Victrola 120's were produced.
Electric versions of the 120 were available for $40.00 extra. A total of 919 electric VE-120's were produced.
The current collector database shows the earliest existent VV 120 to be S/N 520 and the latest to be S/N 86769
The earliest existent VE 120 is S/N 524 and the latest is S/N 1392
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