Victor VV-50 (late)

Victrola model 50 portable phonograph, late model

The later model Victor 50 benefitted from feedback from the first. The crank, which had been awkward to wind when placed on the front of the unit, now sits off to the right.

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, which is located to the rear of motorboard.

The crank is still stored in the lid, like the early model, but now there are also two spring-loaded needle "cups", and in the upper left, you can see the spring arm that keeps a selection of records secured against the turntable, which is equipped with an extra-long spindle to hold the multiple records during transit.