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.
In 1903 the Type Z replaced the Royal as the lowest cost ($20.00) talking machine in the Victor lineup. In July, 1905 a new Type Z utilizing the cabinet and motor of the Victor I was announced at the even lower price of $17.00. The...