1912 Victor Jr.


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Tiny, wonderful and beautiful ca. 1912 Victor Junior disc phonograph.

The phonograph is original and correct throughout, with a minty original cabinet finish that exhibits virtually no wear. The cabinet decal is also original, and it’s nearly flawless.  Original metal dealer tag (Geo. J. Birkel — Los Angeles) is affixed to the side of the cabinet, and it’s in outstanding condition. Light surface oxidation on the metal parts, but that’s to be forgiven, because typically the metal parts on a Victor Junior are covered with rust.

Crank is clean and original; horn is outstanding (paint is original, and the horn has not been rolled), turntable felt is original, with no rends, needle digs or insect damage. The brake is working properly, the horn elbow is nearly perfect. The reproducer is clean, and it sounds good.

Original single-spring motor is in excellent condition, and the machine plays well given that it was built to a price rather than a standard.  Governor is working properly, as is the on/off control that’s coupled to it.

Cabinet measures just 10″ x 10″ x 8″, but when fully wound, the phonograph will easily make it all the way through a 10″ record.

Last but not least, the serial number on the paper license affixed to the underside of the base matches the serial number blind-stamped into the motorboard.

Not just really nice, but the best Victor Junior that’s come across our path in the past 25 years.


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