Victor Talking Machine Type MS Monarch Special



This article is part of the ANTIQUE PHONOGRAPH, GRAMOPHONE AND TALKING MACHINE IDENTIFICATION GUIDES.
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Introduced in 1902 at a price of $45, the Monarch Special was one of Victor's fanciest and most expensive machines. The triple spring motor offered extended playing time. Production probably ceased in 1905.

Three variations of the MS are presented below in chronological order.

Victor MS front mount
Early front mount MS
Victor MS rigid arm
Monarch Special with rigid tone arm
Victor MS rear mount
Rear mount MS

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