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Victor Victrola XVII Cabinet Grand gramophone

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    38 Frow 1988

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    Record players

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    Eldridge Johnson, designer of the Improved Gramophone, set up his own company, the Victor Talking Machine Company, in 1901. Like Edison’s company, it was also based in New Jersey. Victor continued its close association with the Gramophone Company of London, and manufactured boh companies’ soundboxes for many years. The Victor Victrola, launched in 1906, was the world’s first internal horn cabinet gramophone. It was followed in the UK by the Gramophone Grand. This later model Victrola (introduced in 1917) is ornamented further, with carved pilaster at each corner, and serpentine front and sides. In its lower compartments the cabinet provides both vertical and horizontal record storage. The upper compartment is the horn outlet, with three horizontal louvres. Dimensions: Width: 550 mm Height: 1200 mm Depth: 600 mm

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