VV 8-35 / VE 8-35X
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The 8-35 was a large Orthophonic Victrola introduced in 1928. The 8-35 was had a lower and more modern-looking cabinet than the Credenza. Unlike previous Victor designs, the 8-35 did not have doors covering the record albums; albums were stored with the colorful backings exposed on shelves located on both sides of the machine. At the time this model was introduced, the price of the Victor Electrolas had dropped significantly, and consequently, the popularity of the acoustic phonographs waned. Thus, this was one of the last large acoustic phonograph that Victor produced. The VV 8-35 was available only with a walnut finish, and included an automatic brake and 4-spring motor. All 8-35's are identical in features. Production of the 8-35 was discontinued in late 1928, although it remained in the Victor catalog during the following year.
The original 1928 selling price of the 8-35 was $300.00. An estimated total of 5,219 hand-wound Victrola 8-35's were produced, all during 1928. Serial numbers range from 501 through 5720.
The 8-35 was also available with an electric motor option for $35.00 extra (VE 8-35) , and a total of 5,248 of these machines were produced. Seria; numbers range from 501 through 5749.
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