Victrola Eight-Seven (VV 8-7), Schoolhouse Orthophonic
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Introduced in 1926, the Eight-Seven was the replacement for the famous Victrola XXV, a utilitarian machine sold for use by educational institutions. The eight-seven was fitted with a double spring motor, an Orthophonic horn, and an Orthophonic reproducer.
The plain oak cabinet was more functional than decorative.
Under the flat lid you can see a typical Orthophonic goose neck tone arm and reproducer.
The Eight-Seven could be transported on built-in rubber wheels, but the machine was heavy enough that it could not be easily moved by small schoolchildren.
Front view showing the grill -- the horn behind was somewhat smaller than the horn of the large Orthophonic Credenza.
Rear view. The kick plate is missing from this example.