The Victor V was Victor's second most expensive machine in its Roman numeral series, and its most expensive machine in this series in golden oak.
The triple spring motor, Victor's best, offered extended playing time, and the substantial cabinet with large corner columns spoke middle class success.
This is a nice example of a very desirable machine. Judging from the serial number, in the 20,000 series, I'd guess the date of manufacture to be 1906-1910.
The wooden horn has no noticeable cracks or splits, just a tiny amount of typical flaking on the interior rim. The back bracket and hardware are very clean.
The cabinet and horn, at some point, were refinished to match.
This machine came out of a collection in a nearby state. I have looked it over, and it plays satisfactorily, as you can hear in the mp3, although I haven't rebuilt it mechanically. (I did hear some spring let-down the first time I played it, as you will hear on all unrestored Victors.)
Great opportunity to pick up a great wooden horn machine.
We buy, sell, and repair antique phonographs and music boxes.
Pick-up and delivery possible in many parts of the midwest,south, and northeast.