The Design, Engineering, and Manufacture of Victor Home Audio Instruments

Since Victor co-founder E.R. Johnson first crossed paths with Emile Berliner at the former’s little garage workshop in 1896- all the way to the modern day operations of all home audio instrument manufacturing by EVERY company in the home audio industry today, the trailblazing product standards set by Victor’s legacy Home Audio Instrument Division of acoustic/electrical engineers (and craftsmen) invented the music industry and established the concept of recorded music playback as an entertainment medium in the home.

Through the years, the plant invented, designed, improved and/or produced almost every major advance in home audio - starting with the disk record, record player, microphones, high quality wireless audio, speakers, the tweeter horn speaker, the record changer, the jukebox, electrical recording, the vinyl record, the 33, 45, and 78 record speeds, the cassette tape, the eight track tape and player, the optical disk (CD), regular and noise cancelling headphones, and much much more.

The BILLIONS of hours of combined experience, research, product engineering, and development are all key aspects of the manufacture of ALL home audio products in the modern day - and we will explore here a journey through the development and manufacture of several legacy products by Victor Talking Machine Co., including the legendary Victor Victrola.

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THE GRAMOPHONE/VICTOR TALKING MACHINE (1896-1906)

THE GRAMOPHONE/VICTOR TALKING MACHINE

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THE VICTROLA (1906-1961??)

THE VICTROLA

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THE RADIO/RADIOLA (1928-1970)

THE RADIO/RADIOLA

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THE SPEAKER (1924-1965?)

THE SPEAKER

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THE VICTROLA '45' Record Player (1949-1971)

THE VICTROLA ‘45’ RECORD PLAYER

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THE MICROPHONE (1887-1977)

THE MICROPHONE

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