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VV 8-4 / VE 8-4X


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The 8-4 was an Orthophonic Victrola, introduced in mid-1926.  It fit between the Granada and Credenza models, offering a larger cabinet and folded-horn than was provided on the smaller machines.  A notable characteristic of this model is it's relatively "boxy" appearance, making it sometimes difficult to fit into the corner of a room. Regardless, it sold moderately well for a upper-medium priced machine.  It was available only with a mahogany finish, and included an automatic brake and gold plated hardware. Most 8-4's have a felt-tipped wooden record support structure on the left side of the motorboard, but the earliest production versions do not. Otherwise, all 8-4's are identical in features. The 8-4 was discontinued in 1927.

The original 1926 selling price of the 8-4 was $235.00. An estimated total of 19,000 hand-wound Victrola 8-4's were produced. 

The 8-4 was also available with an electric motor option (VE 8-4) for an extra $35.00, and a total of 6,550 of these machines were produced.






The current collector database shows the earliest existent VV 8-4 to be S/N 612 and the latest to be S/N 19371. 

The earliest VE 8-4 in the database is S/N 553 and the latest is S/N 6787.


Manufacture Date Serial Number Range Feature Notes
1926 501-10500        
1927 10500-19440         
VE 8-4 Electric:         
1926 501-7100     
1927 None     


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