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.
An inexpensive mahogany-finished model with 8-inch turntable, speed regulator, single-spring drive, and flowered metal horn with "soft amber hue. The horn in 16-inches long with 14-inch bell. Original cost: $17.50.
After the turn of the century, Victor introduced the family of six talking machines numbered I through VI. They were the foundation of the company's growth. All six featured the new “tapering hollow arm.” This machine, called “Victor the...
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...