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  1. Victrolanoun

    a brand of gramophone


  1. victrolanoun

    Any upright or console model phonograph from the early 1900s, usually with a wooden cabinet body and an interior horn for the projection of sound, that plays 78 rpm records using a steel needle.

  2. Victrolanoun

    A brand name model of phonograph produced by the Victor Talking Machine Company in the 1920s.


  1. Victrola

    The Victor Talking Machine Company was an American recording company and phonograph manufacturer that operated independently from 1901 until 1929, when it was acquired by the Radio Corporation of America and subsequently operated as a subsidiary called RCA Victor. Headquartered in Camden, New Jersey, it was the largest and most prestigious firm of its kind in the world, probably best known for its use of the iconic "His Master's Voice" trademark and the production, marketing, and design of the popular "Victrola" line of phonographs. After its merger with RCA in 1929, the company continued to make phonographs, records, radios and other products.


  1. victrola

    A Victrola is a brand of phonograph or record player, originally developed and produced by the Victor Talking Machine Company in the early 20th century. The term is often used more broadly to refer to any antique or vintage-style phonograph. The machine plays vinyl records and is generally recognized for its cabinet-like design, large horn for sound, and wind-up crank.


  1. Victrola

    "Victrola" is a single by the band Veruca Salt. It was released in 1995 on Minty Fresh Records. It includes a cover of The Knack's "My Sharona". The cover artwork does not actually depict a Victrola, but rather an early 20th century outside horn gramophone or phonograph. The single was the third release from the album American Thighs but unlike the first two, failed to reach the Top 75 Singles Chart in the UK, peaking at #110.

Editors Contribution

  1. Victrola

    The name later assigned to the improved 'phonograph' contrived by Thomas Alva Edison while residing in Washington, DC;

    The Radio Corporation of America bought the patent rights to the Edison phonograph, made numerous improvements and renamed the device 'Victrola' as a 'take-off' of the company name RCA Victor:

    Submitted by WerterBuch on December 27, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of victrola in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of victrola in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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