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RESOURCES: Configuration, Operation, Parts Sources, External Links, Books, Repairs and Restoration Information


The following information will answer many of the questions we receive regarding the configuration, operation and repair/restoration of Victor and Victrola machines.

Repair usually refers to the process of getting an old Victrola to play records, e.g. fixing the motor, soundbox or other mechanical components. Restoration refers to the process of refurbishing the worn or damaged wood finish.

Architecture  What are all those knobs and controls called?

Operation & Maintenance  How to Operate and Maintain a Victor or Victrola

All About Needles  Different Types of Needles. When to Replace Them. Etc.

Repair Information  Introductory information on Repairing a Victor Phonograph Including Motor, Soundbox, etc.

Refinishing and Restoration  How to Restore an Old Finish  Refinishing techniques. Cleaning. Etc.

Sources for Parts  Resources for buying Victor parts  Needles.  New Springs. Mechanical Repair Services.  Etc.

Sources for Mechanical Repairs  Recommended Repair Services for Victor/Victrola motors and other mechanical components

Determining Condition and Market Value  The Process of Grading Condition and Determining True Value of a Phonograph

Links and Reference Material  Where to find more information. Information on Non-Victor Phonographs. Books and Literature.