This Victor E, also known as the Junior Monarch, dates to around 1904. It's quite a small machine, as early front mounts tend to be, measuring around 11 inches square. The seven inch turntable is also indicative of early machines. The E picks up design elements, and the double spring motor, of its big brother the Victor Monarch Type M.
Technically, this is not a Victor Victrola, as Victrola referred to a later internal horn machine, nor is it a Victor phonograph, as phonograph referred to only Edison machines.
The machine here has good original finish. The unusual metal weathervane tone arm is original; it was employed on one version of the E rather than the typical wooden arm.
The horn, although substantially similar to a Victor horn, is from an early Columbia front mount. The paint on the stem is quite nice. There is some typical light creasing on the bell.
I have completely mechanically rebuilt the motor. This means that I have taken everything apart, cleaned, inspected, lubricated, polished, adjusted and put it back together. I have also replaced one mainspring, and pulled and re-greased the other mainspring in the motor. There is always some rumble from these early motors, not discernable underneath the sound of the record.
The original longthroat Exhibition reproducer, not easy to find, has been rebuilt for maximum sound.
Good choice if you're a little pressed for space, or if you like the classic look of an early Victor machine.
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