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Victrola

Description

Tabletop victrola in paneled mahogany case with bun feet. Brass arm and green felt covered turntable. The canted lid opens on a brass hinges and can be propped up with a brass catch. Inside the top of the lid is an RCA Victor label that consists of "Nipper" listening to his master's voice from a Victor Talking Machine along with the words "Victrola manufactured by Victor Talking Machine Co. Camden, NJ USA. Patented in the United States & Foreign Countries." Inside the case on the rear panel to the right of the playing arm is a metal label held in with small nails. It also depicts Nipper listening to his master's voice along with a the writing "Victor made by Victor Talking Mch Co Style: VVXII 3097A Patented in US and Foreign Countries Camden New Jersey USA." The case itself is surrounded by a border of carved interlocking circles above panels. At the base are two small doors with brass knobs. Both open to expose the speaker. A brass crank with a mahogany knob extends from the right side of the case. A brass escutcheon is found at the front of the case holding its original key with the letter "V" in the openwork circle.\n

Details

Maker
Victor Talking Machine Company (Manufacturer)
Date
1910
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
felt (textile)
mahogany (wood)
Object type
Sound Communication T&E
Places
Camden (Camden county, New Jersey)
New Jersey (United States)
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
felt (textile)
mahogany (wood)
Phonograph
phonographs
Dimensions
16 6/16 x 16 6/16 x 19 15/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.696
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
174929

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