This version of the Victor II dates to 1910-1916. It's the later version; the corner columns and wooden hump in the rear of the machine were dropped in favor of a slightly larger case with plain unimpeded design, along with some minor improvements in the motor.
The Victor II is a good choice if you are looking for one machine to play your 78rpm records, offering Victor build quality and a mainspring large enough to smoothly play through one record.
I have gone through the motor on this machine and installed a brand new mainspring. The motor has been cleaned and oiled, the governor shaft polished, the turntable shaft bearing cleaned and re-greased. I also disassembled and rebuilt the reproducer for maximum sound.
This is an original finish golden oak cabinet. There is wear on the nickel plated arm and elbow, and on the hardware. There is some corrosion and weathering on the back bracket. (See images.)
The original black Victor morning glory horn is approximately 18" long with a 17.5" bell. The horn has some weathering and light scratches and has been polished out a bit. It is not perfect, but is acceptable. The black color makes it really hard for a photograph to accurately depict its condition.
This Victor is playing nicely, and would be a good choice for someone who wants a reliable, modestly priced, original machine for listening to 78rpm shellac records.
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