This third style VTLA machine, the third version of the first Victrola, was patented for Victor by John C. English in 1907 and probably introduced the same year. The absolute flat lid of the early Pooley VTLA was dropped, and for the first time the public was introduced to the famous Victor domed lid.
Internally the machine carried a version of the triple spring Victor VI motor, Victor's finest, with floating turntable. The L-shaped doors of the earlier VTLA were retained, but in this version a new gothic type molding was applied underneath the lid.
The L shaped doors and domed lid were carried over to the first version of the Victrola XVI, also introduced in 1907.
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