1900 Eldridge R. Johnson Type C “Victor” * Untouched, Complete, Single-Family Phonograph
1900 Eldridge R Johnson Type C “Victor” * Untouched, Complete, Single-Family Phonograph
The Type C “Victor” — introduced in 1900 — was machinist Eldridge Johnson’s first attempt at designing a phonograph that was not largely derivative of a Berliner Gramophone.
It was, as such, the birth of the Victor Talking Machine.
This excellent, single-family phonograph is complete and working, and it has no replica or replacement parts.
Original Johnson horn; original Johnson leather horn elbow; original Johnson horn cradle; original Johnson record clamp; original Johnson Concert reproducer.
Scattered areas of nickel wear and pitting on the bedplate and turntable rim — all visible in the pictures. Cabinet finish is original, and the cabinet itself is structurally sound, with no issues. Data plate is legible; traveling arm is undamaged; support arm is clean; record clamp retains its original felt. Mechanism is original throughout and pristine.
A seminal phonograph. Runs well; needs nothing.