VV-400 / VE-400 / VV-S-400 / VE-S-400
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The VV-400 was one of three deluxe flat-top console models that were introduced in late 1923. These premium machines featured gold plated hardware, a four-spring motor, and elegantly contrasting veneers and stains. The 400 was the most modern looking of the three, with modern linear ornamentation and a very squared-off look. Doors were finished with a special mahogany veneer, forming a "V" grain pattern. A VV-400S series was also available, which allowed the user (or dealer) to install a radio in the area that was intended for record storage. This option allowed both sides of the top to open (the top on "regular" 400's only opened on the right hand side), and added $15.00 to the cost. Except for this difference, all VV-400's have identical features. The 400 was produced through the first half of 1925, and was only available in mahogany.
The original 1923 selling price of the 400 was $250.00. An estimated total of 12,400 hand-wound Victrola 400's were produced; Approximately 500 hand-wound 400-S models were also made.
A total of 600 electric-powered VE-400's were made, along with 640 electric VE-400-S versions.
The current collector database shows the earliest existent VV-400 to be S/N 518 and the latest to be S/N 12817.
The earliest existent VV-S-400 is S/N 686 and the latest is S/N 1048
|Manufacture Date||Serial Number Range||Feature Notes|
|1924-1925||501-1100||Correlation of year of production with serial numbers is undetermined at this time|
|VE-400 S Electric:|
|1924-1925||501-1141||Correlation of year of production with serial numbers is undetermined at this time|
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