I was digging around my mother’s-in-law attic the other day and I found something that neither of us expected to see. She had told me that she had a record player stand up in the attic her dad had made, but had totally forgotten that she also had a beautiful 1950’s RCA Victor Victrola hidden upstairs. I looked once, I looked twice. I could not believe that this fantastic piece had been tucked away up there all this time
So, as kind as my mother-in-law is, she allowed me to haul it down & take it home. As soon I could, I dusted it off & plugged it in. After a few tense moments of silence, that glorious low hum began to radiate from that beautiful old box. It certainly needs a bit of work, but it plays beautifully.
From my limited research, I believe what I have here is a 1953 or 54 RCA 3–HES–5 Victor Victrola