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VV 1-70 


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The 1-70 was an economy tabletop model introduced late in 1926.  This machine used the non-Orthophonic No. 4 Soundbox, and did not use an exponential horn; consequently the sound quality was not as good as the higher priced models featuring more advanced designs, but these little machines can do a remarkable job of reproducing an electrical recording.  Approximately 38,000 were produced before the model was discontinued in late 1928.  Existing examples have a blended mahogany finish, although much of the cabinet trim is a stained ash. While these machines do occasionally show-up at auctions and flea markets, the condition is usually very poor. This is likely due to the fact that most were handed-down to children or simply junked when they became obsolete.

The original 1926 selling price of the 1-70 was $50.00.

The Victrola No. 4 was the only soundbox originally sold with this model





The current collector database shows the earliest existent VV 1-70 to be S/N 918 and the latest to be S/N 38319.

Manufacture Date Serial Number Range Feature Notes
1926 501-5700      Earliest examples use a "bended elbow" lid support
1927 5701-28300         Most examples have a sliding arm lid support
1928 28300-38500          


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