Six-Air Interchangeable Ideal Piccolo Cylinder Musical Box by Mermod Freres
- Sold for:
- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
- Date / Time :
- May 01, 2010 10:00AM
Six-Air Interchangeable Ideal Piccolo Cylinder Musical Box by Mermod Freres, Switzerland, serial #52358, last patent date 1887, bookmatched mahogany veneered cabinet with ebonized moldings, quarter-fans, line inlays, and lower drawer for cylinder storage, the lid opens to reveal the Ideal Piccolo card stating "Any number of Cylinders can be obtained for this box," nickel plated movement with Jacot's Patented Safety Check, zither attachment, seven 11 in. cylinders with selections including "The Star Spangled Banner," "Oh! Christmas Tree," "I wish I were in Dixie," and "Columbia the Gem of the Ocean," original printed directions and a low table and storage drawer for additional cylinders, box lg. 31 1/2 in.
Box plays well, minor veneer loss, storage table has been with box over last generation at least.