Victor Talking Machine Type R



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Introduced in 1902, the Victor R or Victor Royal, was perhaps named in honor of Eldridge Johnson's friend Belford Royal.

The machine was capable of accepting a rigid arm, but is almost always seen as a front-mount. The Royal was never offered with a tapered tone arm.

The Royal was distinguished by its oxidized copper bedplate and support arm, a rarity in Victor design.

The pictures show a Concert reproducer, but an early Exhibition reproducer would also be proper. It is unusual to see the oxidized copper finish in as clean condition as in the examples below

Victor Talking Machine Type R
Victor R side view

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