An Overview of the
Phonographs of the Victor Talking Machine Company
Celebrating our 21st Continuous Year on the
website is dedicated to phonographs made by The Victor Talking Machine Company
from 1901 through 1929. It contains detailed information about the various
models that were produced by Victor, along with rarity, design features,
technical information, valuation, etc. This site is for beginners and seasoned
collectors alike. If you are just getting started and want to learn a little
about these machines, or are looking for some basic information about your
Victor or Victrola, please click on the "Getting Started"
link below and read though the brief material. It will assist you in
navigating around this website. Once familiar
with the layout, feel free to have a look around at all the aspects of these
site covers only Victor-brand phonographs. There were many other makes of
phonographs produced in the early years of this century, including Edison,
Sonora, Columbia, and hundreds of others. If you desire information on
other brands of phonographs, please visit the "RESOURCES" section (below). In addition, RCA-Victor products are
not covered here, as they were produced after the RCA Corporation bought Victor Talking Machine
Company in the fall of 1929.
This website is intended to
provide comprehensive information for collectors and hobbyists. In
addition, we sell and appraise Victor and Victrola machines.
For years, we have maintained a large database of Victor and Victrola
machines that are found at auctions and shows, as well as from listings on Ebay
and elsewhere. Additionally, we augment this database with information that
individuals send to us via this website. This is data is used to help determine
when models changed, survival rates, design details, etc., and supports research with
other collectors. If you own a
Victor or Victrola,
and would like to help this site by contributing to the "knowledge
database", please click
Please take a minute and
click the "Getting Started" button below before exploring this site! How to find what you are
looking for. A few basics on old phonographs.
Interested in an Appraisal or
a Victrola Purchase? Click below for information.
Just want some free information on your Victor or
Victrola Phonograph? Click the box to the left of the topic.
the Acoustic Phonograph. How does it work? Background on the Victor Talking Machine Company.
Victor Models. Serial
numbers. When was it made? How rare is
it? Original Selling Prices. Current Value. Etc.
Types of Wood Veneers and Finishes. Functional Features.
Hardware Variations. Etc.
Performance. Technical Discussions. Horn Design. Audio Comparisons. Etc.
for Parts and Needles. Repair. Restoration. Links. Non-Victor Phonographs
Trivia. Funniest Questions Asked on this site.
Information About Shows and Auctions across the nation pertaining to
Find the Original Locations for
Victor Dealers in your town or state!
now buying CAPEHART phonographs from the 1930's and 1940's! Click
Updated January 1, 2018
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with the dog and phonograph logo are trademarks of The Victor
Talking Machine Company, The RCA-Victor Corporation, The General Electric
Company, and BMG Entertainment
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