1909 Victor V Phonograph With Spear Tip Victor Oak Horn * All Original * Exceptional
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The Victor V was the successor to the Victor D and was the company’s flagship outside horn oak phonograph until it was discontinued almost 20 years later. In 1906, the Victor V’s styling changed dramatically, from Rococo to Mission, but the phonograph otherwise remained pretty much the same, with a 12″ turntable, a triple spring motor, and a solid quartersawn oak cabinet. When new, it sold for $75 with an oak horn, about two month’s wages for the average American worker.
This Victor V is immaculate, with no replica parts, no replacement parts, no damaged parts, no repaired parts.
Solid oak cabinet retains its original finish and it’s still silky smooth, with no issues. Victor data tag is clean, complete and legible. All of the Mission trim is original and undamaged. Complete original paper license is still affixed to the underside of the baseboard; original paper oiling instructions are still affixed to the interior of the cabinet.
Back-bracket enamel is clean and original, as are the decorations. All nickel plating is original, and all of it is clean. Scattered light oxidation on the tonearm, but otherwise pristine.
Clean mechanism, clean turntable, clean original crank. Victor Exhibition reproducer has a good needle bar, a good diaphragm, and it sounds great too.
Original Victor Spear Tip oak horn is in spectacular condition and has a nearly perfect original Nipper decal and a clean original finish. No splintered wood, no warping, no rim splits, no restoration, no repair. Clean collar with nice original nickel-plating. Patent data is blind-stamped into the metal and still legible.
Runs well and sounds great. You will not find a better Victor V anywhere.