Grand Opera Zon-o-Phone (Zonophone) rear mount
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By the time of the introduction of this machine around 1906 Zon-o-phone was owned by Victor, although the connection was not publicized to the talking machine buying public.
The Zon-o-phone elbow was soldered to the horn, then dropped down into the bracket.
Front view showing the golden Zon-o-phone decal.
The motor, though manufactured by Victor, shares little of the improved motor design of the Roman numeral Victor series. This motor is similar to that used in economy Victors and Canadian Berliner machines.
Details of the patented universal joint type Zon-o-phone tone arm
An old friend: the Victor Exhibition reproducer was given a Universal Talking Machine branded back plate.