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2 BOOK SET: Look for the Dog: Victor Talking Machines and The Victor Data Book by: Robert Baumbach
2 BOOK SET: Look for the Dog: Victor Talking Machines and The Victor Data Book by: Robert Baumbach
2 BOOK SET: Look for the Dog: Victor Talking Machines and The Victor Data Book by: Robert Baumbach
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Author: Robert W. Baumbach
Binding: Soft Cover
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 655
Size: 8.5 x 11 in.

Product Code: MUL-SET-DOGDATA-X2

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This is a two-book set including Look for the Dog: Victor Talking Machines and The Victor Data Book by Robert Baumbach

Look for the Dog

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For nearly twenty-five years, Look for the Dog has been the most used book on the phonograph collector's bookshelf. With this all-new color edition, the book is brought up-to-date with all new illustrations and greatly expanded text. Victor Talking Machines are highly prized collectibles today, and no other reference provides as much information on the company and the models they produced as Look for the Dog. The book offers detailed descriptions of each model including production quantities, standard and optional finishes, technical features, original cost and present value. It is easy and fun to read, and offers a wonderful insight into one of the great industrial companies of the early 20th century.

New information is provided on the men who contributed to the early success of the company. A fascinating tour of the huge Victor plant in its prime is reprinted from installments that appeared in the company's house organ, The Voice of the Victor.

One of the most appreciated features of the original edition was the inclusion of many original Victor Service Notes. These notes have been cleaned up and expanded for this edition. The appendix on accessories has been expanded and features all new color photographs.

Also new in this edition is the availability of a library of bonus material that is designed to enhance the enjoyment your Victrola.

The Victor Data Book

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This long-awaited companion to Look for the Dog is finally complete!

Within the book's 335 large format pages are found details on each model of Victor Talking Machine. These details were compiled from numerous sources, including original Victor records long thought to have been lost.

In addition to the detailed information on each Victor model, other chapters illustrate experimental Victor products, discuss how Victors were marked to aid in identification today, offer guidelines to collecting, and show some of the Victors made for foreign markets. Many rare custom and period Victrolas are illustrated in color using rare original illustrations and new photos.

Chapters assist the collector in matching record albums and sound boxes to various models, and the elegant stores that sold these instruments nearly a century ago are described and illustrated.

All in all, this is a treasure trove of new information for the Victor collector designed to greatly expand the available knowledge on these fascinating products. This book does not duplicate the information in Look for the Dog, and belongs in the library of every phonograph collector.

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