More about the Victor


This stunning instrument literally glows. It is crisp, and clean, and clear, and classy. Dazzling, delightful, bewitching, ravishing! We call your attention to the Victor flower horn. This size horn was designed specifically for the Victor IV, and it's a knock-out! We carefully restored it, and our resident artist added charming cabbage roses in the style of the turn-of-the-20th-century period.


The condition of this instrument is truly remarkable. Please note how shiny the nickel-plated hardware is. The black bracket with gold filigree seen here is a precise and historically accurate replica. The nickel plated tapered arm and horn elbow that unite with this bracket are original, old and in fine condition. Of course, we restored the soundbox to produce sweet, loud and clear music. Why do the talking machines of other dealers sound so tinny and shrill? Because they do not have the expertise or the inclination to  adjust the soundbox correctly. At phonophan, 48 years of experience goes into every instrument.


The IV (4) was the only other full-sized mahogany talking machine made by Victor besides the princely-expensive model VI (6). The IV (4) cost more at the time than the oak models below it in stature, and therefore it sold in lesser quantities. The curvaceous styling of the IV was unique within the Victor roster. Note the "His Master's Voice" ID plate. The cabinet finish is original and still smooth and clear. We have painstakingly cleaned everything. The nickel-plated components are all mind-bogglingly well preserved.


The motor is strong, reliable and the power of its double-spring will play any record.  What's the difference between what you buy from us and what you buy on eBay? EVERYTHING! On eBay you get patched-up junk that is grossly misrepresented. You shouldn't believe a word of what you read there. Phonophan gives you the highest quality instruments and restorations, all work done under the personal supervision of Tim Fabrizio, who has a degree in Fine Arts, has devoted his life to painstaking  restoration work, and has written eight books on the subject of antique phonographs. Note -- inside the cabinet is the original motor schematic. Please note that even the interior of the cabinet is remarkably clean, despite more than a century of proximity to the oily motor.


Most Victor talking machines were constructed of oak. Reasonably few were mahogany because mahogany was more expensive. This makes the Victor IV a rarity, and the look of it is undeniably alluring. If you want to experience what a Victor Talking Machine was like when it was new -- get this one! This incredibly pristine, excellent playing, sleekly beautiful Victor is a delight to the eyes AND ears!

Price: $2550.00 US, plus shipping and handling. (NY State residents must pay sales tax, if applicable.)

Contact: phonotim@gmail.com

Telephone: 585-244-5546  

US Post: Tim Fabrizio

               phonophan

               PO Box 747

               Henrietta, NY 14467 USA

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