The name "Victrola" came from the early console phonographs first marketed by the Victor Talking Machine Company in CLICK HERE to see my new Victor Victrola model VV-X. From the same the Week records represented in this new group, with release dates ranging from April. In the case of antique phonographs, I politely demur — sadly shaking my head and lamenting that there are scores of different models, and condition is all-important.
Note: To date and get an idea of rarity of a Victor Product, please read this page carefully, and then click the "Product Information" link at the bottom of the page! Note on both records the "lease agreement" on top half of the label. The last five labels have a patent date of May and just say "Victor. Frequently Asked Questions.
The files at the Victor Talking Machine Company cover the period between and Books, Records, and where to get them: Buying & Selling 78s, equipment and supplies; Disposing of a Collection with some Tips on selling 78's and how-to. Please email if you have questions, corrections or comments on anything you see.
Victor Phonographs will play any laterally-cut 78 RPM record. This would include most flat records, with the exception of the early Edison and Pathe discs, which used a vertical cutting method. Don't play thick Edison discs on your Victor, as these are vertically cut, and the Victrola's needle will ruin them. Victor, Columbia, Regal, Paramount, Banner, Aeolian, and a host of other brands will all play correctly.
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We recommend ordering any titles of interest as soon as possible. 78 RPM RECORDS. Victor Phonographs will play any laterally-cut 78 RPM record. This would include most flat records, with the exception of the early Edison.
Note: To date and get an idea of rarity of a Victor Product, please read this page carefully, In addition, factory records for the earliest machines are incomplete.
Now that I've seen many records I can usually date them visually, sometimes I play them all the time on my old crank Victrolas, but I use fibre.