Victor Monarch, Jr.

This Victor Type "E" (Monarch, Jr). is the earliest ancestor of what would eventually become the Victor II (Two). The finish on the cabinet is original, and still shines like new. The only replica component is the historically precise winding crank. Sometimes it becomes necessary to replace missing parts, but at phonophan, we always use historically correct components, designed to exactly match the originals. 

For a reasonably short time, Victor experimented with a metal "traveling arm" to replace the more commonly recognized wooden arm. From an engineering and manufacturing standpoint, this arm was a considerable improvement. Simple, stamped-steel design; simple, direct pivot; sturdy and efficient. The "blued" finish, well over 100 years old, is still in perfect condition.

Please take note pf the Concert soundbox, brass elbow, and of course the beautiful brass-belled horn. The horn has its original factory paint on the body. The bell has been painstakingly shined.  The heart of the instrument is the soundbox (needlehead), which we have carefully rebuilt to render bright, clear music -- an unrestored or haphazardly restored soundbox compromises the integrity of the entire instrument. WE do what auction sellers don't do -- we painstakingly refurbish the soundbox, and adjust it to factory standards. 

Here, you can see the metal ID plate. Again, take note of the original factory cabinet finish -- clean, smooth and bright.

The cabinet and horn are not huge, however a great advantage of this instrument is that it has a full-sized, double spring motor, reliable, and professionally calibrated.  Everything has been done to liberate this beautiful instrument from decades of dust and crud, and reveal it's remarkably appearance and mechanical abilities.

The Monarch Jr. is the type of machine we love to offer -- it looks like it came out of a time machine!

Price of Monarch, Jr.: $1650.00 US, plus s/h (NY State residents must pay tax, if applicable). 


Tim Fabrizio

PO Box 747

Henrietta, NY 14467

Telephone: 585-244-5546

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