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Victrola Information Submission Process


Submissions made to the Victrola Database are used to compile serial numbers, features, and design information as a reference for collectors and hobbyists, and to enhance the accuracy of information provided on this website. This data also provides a cross-section of which machines are still existent. Submissions are most appreciated! 

 

To enter information about your machine, briefly read through the following instructions, and scroll-down to answer the survey at the bottom of this page. Personal information is not required. Or if you prefer, simply send us an email at database@victor-victrola.com


1. Please enter ALL the stamped information on the metal dataplate of your Victrola (located in the "boxed" section of the plate). For lidded Victrolas, the plate is located near the motorboard. For most non-lidded (open) Victrolas, the plate is on the side of the cabinet. On some models, the plate is located underneath the turntable (turntable must be lifted straight up to remove). Please include the model identification, serial number, and all prefix and suffix letters. Some suffix letters are  small and hard to see, located far to the right of the serial number. Please check carefully. See How Can I Identify A Victrola for specifics.

Example:  Granada  10083:              Example:  VV-XIA  514892:              Example:  VV XVI  52322 D (note the small "D" suffix under the arrow far to the right):

         


2. State the type of finish. See the page Woods and Finishes for specifics. 

Possibilities are:

  Victrola Electrola Victor Talking Machine Cover

 

 

 

 

 

 


3. Enter the date from the license sticker's lower left hand corner. The license sticker is located on the bottom of tabletop models. Stickers for floor models can be located on the back, underneath, or on the cabinet inner wall inside the record storage area. If the license sticker is missing or damaged, please skip this question. Note that the license sticker date is NOT the build date of your phonograph.  Please DO NOT enter any other patent date or information from anywhere else but the lower left of the license sticker!! If the sticker is missing or damaged, simply state "N/A" on the survey.

Typical location of "Date" information:


4. What kind of speed control is used?  See pictures below.

EXAMPLES:     

     Simple Knob              Crescent Bezel             Round Bezel         Large Glass Cover      Exposed Needle      Small Glass Cover    Screw Adjustment

                 


5. How would you classify the overall condition of this Victrola?  Your personal opinion of condition.


 

6. Any general comments? (special finish, special markings, specific questions about this model, etc.) 


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