The massive Victor V was Victor's second most expensive machine in its Roman numeral series, and its most expensive machine in oak. It was equipped with Victor's largest, best triple spring motor. The case measures around 16.5" square, but the design of the corner columns deceives the eye into believing that the cabinet is even more substantial.
This example probably dates to between 1905-1910.
This machine has undergone quite a bit of restoration. The motor has been taken apart, cleaned and lubricated, all three mainsprings have been pulled and re-greased (a big job, but important for smooth running), the governor shaft polished, turntable shaft bearing re-greased, etc. The reproducer has been rebuilt for maximum sound a new flange fitted for airtightness. There is a little bit of clatter from the turntable drive gear, typical of this style motor, and not discernable as the record plays.
The cabinet has been nicely refinished. There is an inconspicuous plug/repair near the crank hole. The back bracket has been repainted and a new quality decal applied.
There is some typical wear on the nickel plated parts that were handled a lot, such as the tone arm. All parts are original, save for the small Y shaped clip that holds down the horn elbow.
The original Victor brass bell horn has its original decal, and is approximately 23" long with a 16.5" bell. There is some typical very light creasing and dimpling on the brass, but this horn is better than most.
One of the most desirable outside horn Victors.
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