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The Victor I started out as the "Victor Z" model in 1902, and then was transitioned to the "Victor R", as design enhancements were made. The Victor I nomenclature was formally introduced around 1905 when the tapered arm was first used, but there was some overlap in production with the older names. Selling for $22.00, it featured a single-spring motor, a small brass horn, and a tapered tonearm. The cabinet was made of oak. The Victor I was produced up until 1920, by which time it's price had been raised to $30.00. Approximately 94,000 of these phonographs were produced. At present, there is not a good correlation between serial number and production date for this model.
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