Question: How do you date a Victrola record?

You may find a paper license sticker located on the back, the bottom or on an inside wall or underneath your Victor or Victrola photograph, depending on model (picture on right). This sticker has a veritable plethora of patent and copyright dates printed all over it.

Where is the serial number on a Victrola record player?

Each dataplate has a serial number found on the right and a model identification that is stamped on the left. Each model comes with a unique serialization.

Are Victor Victrola records worth anything?

We are not record experts, and have no information on the value of records other than to say that 99% of 78 RPM Victor (and other brand) records are worth no more than $2.00 each in good condition, and many are worth less than that. That fact hurts a lot of peoples feelings, but its absolutely true.

How much is a Victrola record player worth?

Most Victrola (internal horn) models are still quite commonly found at estate sales and on EBay, with the average selling price in the $50 to $200 range for typical attic-stored machines.

Can a Victrola play modern records?

Much more on this topic in the GETTING STARTED pages (follow link below). It should be noted again that Victrola brand portable phonographs are still being produced today. These electronic machines are designed for for modern home entertainment and cater to those who wish to play newer vinyl LPs.

Who owns the Victrola brand?

Innovative Technology A Long Island consumer electronics company is rebranding its nostalgia turntable line after acquiring the historic Victrola trademark for a six-figure sum, the companys owner says.

What kind of machine is a Victrola?

The Victor Talking Machine Company was an American record company and phonograph manufacturer headquartered in Camden, New Jersey .Victor Talking Machine CompanyGenreClassical, blues, popular, jazz, country, bluegrass, folkCountry of originUnited StatesLocationCamden, New Jersey4 more rows

What is the difference between a gramophone and a Victrola?

The Victor company used the word gramophone in England, so gramophone became an English term meaning phonograph. Victrola always referred to a machine with the horn built into the cabinet, as made by the Victor Talking Machine Company. Victor introduced the Victrola in 1906.

Do modern record players play old records?

Every turntable can play 33 and 45 RPM records. These old records have wider grooves, so you may need to replace your stylus to play them. But unless youre planning to collect records pressed before the mid-1950s, you dont need to worry about 78 RPM.

Are Victrola products made in China?

Yes, these are made by the same OEMs in China that make the Crosley branded stuff.

Is Victrola American made?

The Victor Talking Machine Company was an American record company and phonograph manufacturer headquartered in Camden, New Jersey. It was best known for using His Masters Voice as a logo .Victor Talking Machine CompanyCountry of originUnited StatesLocationCamden, New Jersey5 more rows

What records can you play on a Victrola?

ANSWER: Victors and Victrolas will play any laterally-cut 78 RPM record. This would include most flat shellac records, with the exception of some early Edison and Pathe discs, which used a vertical cutting method.

How much did a Victrola cost in 1920?

In response, the company redesigned much of their phonograph lineup in the early 1920s with scores of new models, including some horizontal console styles such as the VV-210 ($100.00) (picture at right) and the VV-300 ($250.00).

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