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 Victor Product Information

 To determine the date of manufacture and rarity of your Victrola, simply scroll down on the list below and click on the model you are interested in exploring. Historical information will be provided on each listing, including date of manufacture based on serial numbers. Readers are strongly encouraged to review the Identifying Victor Products page before proceeding.


If you own a Victor product, and would like to contribute to the master database, please click here to access the questionnaire. No names or addresses are necessary, only information relative to your phonograph's serial number, design features, etc. are requested. 


Models are listed in alphabetical order. Due to the complexity of the name/number combinations, it may take some time to locate your exact model, as there are hundreds of models included herein. Be sure to carefully read your dataplate and click on the model type, exactly as shown on the plate. Do not mistake the number "1" for the letter "I".  The term "Type" or "Style" may appear on the dataplate before the model number. Some margin of error will no doubt occur in this reference material, and work is ongoing to improve accuracy and detail specifics. For most models, accuracy should be within one year of the specified date.


NOTE: If no hyperlink is provided on the model you have selected (model not underlined), the page and information on that model is not available at the present time. For general information on how rarity and valuation is calculated on this website, as well as for production summary tables, please refer to the "Rarity and Value Analysis" page below.

Note that the patent dates which appear on the metal dataplate, soundbox, or elsewhere on the phonograph are not  indicative of the build date of a Victrola. These dates (often 1904, 1906 or similar) indicate the date that a particular design was originally patented, not when the machine was produced. The License Sticker date will also not reflect the accurate production date of your Victor or Victrola machine.

Much of this information is based on the large Victrola database that we have maintained for many years, which includes design features and other information. In addition, company production estimates were tabulated by Mr. B. L. Aldridge, a former Victor employee. Much additional information has been published in Robert Baumbach's excellent books, Look for the Dog and The Victor Data Book (see "Recommended Reading and Links"). We are also highly indebted to Mr. Baumbach for sharing information from original Victor parts and shipping lists, which have helped to fill in some of the gaps in the database. We also thank Mr. Rod Simpson, and Mr. Fabian Bersh of Ontario, Canada for assisting in supporting the database and creating appropriate sorting algorithms. Readers who wish to understand specific details on particular models (beyond what is provided on this website) should procure copies of Mr. Baumbach's books.


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