Victor II Serial Number 48616 Type B with Small Brass Horn SOLD! Richmond VA
Build Date: 1911
Originality: 1- Totally original except for turntable felt
Overall Condition: 4+ Cabinet is very nice, some minor damage to horn
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Like all external-horn Victor phonographs, the Victor II is considered very "collectable", but is not an especially rare or unusual model to come across at auctions or other sales. However, there is always strong demand for high-quality examples. This machine is a later vintage "Type B" version (first introduced in 1910), with a larger cabinet than the earlier Victor II models. This example is in very nice, with an original finish. The plating on the hardware shows wear, and has lost its shine, but otherwise the cabinet is exceptionally good. The small brass horn still shines, with good black Japanned paint, but has some minor damage at the top of the mouth (some would call this slight "crinkling" to the surface, which is hard to show on photos), along with the usual dings that are present on these fragile items. However, the damage is not highly noticeable, and it is a very authentic example of a popular item found in many homes 100 years ago. It plays loud and clear, and would be the center of attention in any room. For those who appreciate totally original antiques that function "as new", this would be a good choice at a very affordable price.
When new, this Victor retailed for $37.50, or about $900.00 in today's money. Everything is historically correct on this Victor. All mechanics were rebuilt in our shop, to make this a very strong performer!
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