Victor VI



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Victor's most expensive model in its Roman numeral series was introduced in 1904 at a price of $105. With its beautiful mahogany cabinet, its gold plated Corinthian columns, and its gold plated hardware the Victor VI projected an aura of unspeakable elegance and prosperity. According to Robert Baumach's Victor Data Book production continued until at least 1917.

The first version of the Victor VI, depicted below, employed an early MS type triple spring motor with bevel drive gear. All motor castings were nickel plated. This version did not come with a wooden horn as commonly believed, but rather with a belled composition horn painted black.

Later versions of the Victor VI employed Victor's best triple spring motor driving the spindle through a turntable drive gear, and a 'floating turntable' resting on a bearing-supported platter. A ribbed mahogany horn was standard on most later versions.


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