"This trademark of “His Master's Voice” was first used circa 1900 by Emile Berliner (European His Master's Voice) & Eldrige Johnson (subsequently Victor, USA) The original picture of Nipper listening to the phonograph was made with Nipper and...
The Zonophone resulted from the betraying of Berliner interests by a sales agent. All parts are attached to a cast-iron bedplate enabling the entire mechanism to be lifted as a unit from the case.
This was the first disc gramophone. It was invented by Emile Berliner and played a 7-inch disc. It became the Victor "trade mark" model and is seen in Barraud's famous painting with Nipper, the dog. Berliner's machine differed from Edison's in its...
Berliner enlisted the help of Eldridge Johnson, a sewing machine manufacturer, to adapt a spring motor to his gramophone. Johnson soon became a partner and made several improvements on the machine. This is his first model. It features a paper mache...
"Made in late 1900
The Type "C" has a wooden tone arm mounted vertically. The spring motor was altered so that crank protruded from side of oak cabinet. This model also has the black and brass horn. Original cost: $25.00.
An improvement over the Johnson Type "A, this machine has a larger square base. It sold for $18.00 with spring motor, black and brass horn, and Johnson reproducer. It plays 7-inch lateral cut disc records.
Known as the Victor Monarch, this machine was supplied in several configurations over its short life span. It was named Monarch to indicate that it was the "King of Talking Machines" up to that time. It has 10-inch turntable to...
The VV-210 was the low-priced console that was developed to revive Victrola sales in the early 1920's. While many collectors disregard this unit today, it was extremely popular in middle class homes in the 1920's. While the early models were made...
This type "R" machine has a quarter-sawed oak cabinet with single-spring motor which requires windings prior to each playing. It has a front-mounted tone arm and was originally priced at $15.00.
Victor II of 1902 has extra-heavy single spring, a 10-inch turntable and is furnished with black-japanned steel horn with 13.75 inch bell. It originally sold for $32.50 with choice of concert or exhibition sound box.
The Victor of 1902 has a polished mahogany cabinet with hinged top measuring 14 x 14 x 7.25 inches. It features an improved speed adjustment that indicates the rpm of the 10-inch turntable. This model originally sold for $50.00.
Featuring a 10-inch turntable and heavy spring motor, this model could mount a larger horn than earlier machines. The tapered rear-mount tone arm seen on this instrument was available in 1904. Original cost $45.00.