In many instances, the plate will have to be cleaned in order to read the serial number information.Victrolas that had electrically powered motors in place of the wind-up spring used a "VE" prefix, and a slightly larger dataplate.On the leftmost plate above, the model is a "VV-XI" and the serial number is "836749". Some external horns have just a "V" for Victor, and others use "Type" or "Style" to identify the model.
Before the age, history and value of a Victor product can be determined, the phonograph must be correctly identified.
Fortunately for collectors, the process of identifying a Victor phonograph is not difficult.
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This indicates Type "A" of this particular model, and should be considered a part of the serial number for reference and valuation purposes.