Antique Record Player Gramophone 1918 Victor Victrola Talking Machine VV-XIA
The XI model was introduced in 1910 first as as an upscale tabletop model with gold-plated hardware and dressy wood trim. A total of 10,175 tabletop versions were produced before the XI was transitioned into an enclosed floor model in 1912. During this change, the gold plating on the hardware was replaced with nickel. The VV-XI used a 12-inch turntable and a two spring motor. Until 1917, floor model XI’s had a small concave-shaped “crescent-moon” carvings on the front side posts, which were replaced with a small carved “scroll” in later years. The cabinet was also enlarged after 1917. With substantial looks and excellent features, the XI was considered Victor’s best overall value, and accounted for well over 10% of the company’s total phonograph production. Production ended in 1921, when the XI was modernized into the VV-100. Like many other popular models, it was available in either mahogany or oak, but mahogany was by far the most popular choice. Walnut and fumed oak was also available in later years, but these are relatively rare. A few XI’s have shown up with unusual custom finishes, but this is extremely uncommon on this model. An estimated total of 850,000 Victrola XI’s (of both types) were produced some serial. Numbers were skipped during the model run, and thus the production total and highest serial number will not match. The item “Antique Record Player Gramophone 1918 Victor Victrola Talking Machine VV-XIA” is in sale since Saturday, November 23, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Phonographs, Accessories\Victor Phonographs”. The seller is “scovando” and is located in Miami, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Brand: Victrola
- Featured Refinements: Victor Talking Machine