Vintage 1904 VICTOR/VICTROLA w/ 31 records,needles inc.

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Oct 16, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
This auction is for a very nice vintage 1904 VICTOR/VICTROLA, model VV4-3, #93948. It is made by the VICTOR Talking Machine Company in Camden, New Jersey. I have had this in my personal possession for the past 8 years, after purchasing it at an Antique Store. The owner of that store had just gotten it from an estate sale. I no longer have room for it, so it must go! (Non-smoking home!!) It stands 35 1/2 inches tall, is 20 inches deep, and is 19 inches across. On the idenification plate is a picture of Nipper looking into the horn of a Victrola and the words, "His Master's Voice". The plate also states, "Reg. U. S. Pat. Off., Made 1904, M. de.F.,M. Ind. Rotrda Nos. 4180, 1 de Febrero, 1904 y 6035, 17 de Enero 1906. Pat. in U.S.and Foreign Countries." T is a crank on the right side. It is mahogany in color, and has a lid that raises. The turntable has the original felt on it. T are two knobs on the front that open doors to two generous storage compartments for records. I have played this on a few occasions, so it works fine. The cabinet is in good shape for it's age, but for accuracy I must mention that on the left side of the cabinet t is a small piece of veneer missing as seen in one of the pictures. T are also a couple of places that the veneer has raised up a little. Overall though, the condition is very good. T are also 40 needles included in this offer. This is an attractive looking piece and would make a wonderful addition to your antique collection.Also included in this auction are 32 RPM 78 records, and all but 5 are in their original paper sleeves. Some of the titles and artists are: "I'm Sitting On Top of the World", by Al Jolson with Carl Fenton's orchestra, "New San Antonio Rose" and "It Makes No Difference Now" with Bing Crosby and Bob Crosby and his orchestra, "Too Late" by Bing Crosby, "I'm In a Jam", and "Corns for My Country" by the Andrews Sisters, "East Bound Freight Train" and "Get Things Ready", by Grandpa Jones, "Lotus Land" and "Moonlight Gambler" by Frankie Laine, "Anastasia" and "Don't Forbid Me" by Pat Boone, and "She's Still My Baby", and "Don't Sing Aloha When I Go", by Four Aristocrats. Other artists are: Frankie Carle, The Chordettes, Jesse Crawford, The Troubadours, William Wheeler (tenor) and many others. The picture of the records does NOT include all of the records that are included in this auction. PLEASE ask all questions PRIOR to bidding. This piece is available with pick up ONLY, and is located in Monroe, Georgia about 35 miles east of Atlanta. Thanks so much for looking.