Victor VV-50 (early)

Victrola model 50 portable phonograph

The first portable model Victrola was the only portable model finished in natual Mahogany or Oak, and finally provided a way for people to conveniently carry their phonograph with them. The crank was interted in the front of the unit, making it slightly awkward to wind.

Unlike other Victrolas, where the lid should be closed to reduce the sound of record "scratch", the lid is raised in the upright position during playing to reflect the sound from upward-pointing horn, the located in the rear.

All the model 50 phonographs utilized the No. 2 reproducer.
The inside of the lid provids a storage place for the crank, but records and needles had to be carried separately. These issues were resolved in the later model.