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Rare Symphonion Duplex Disc Musical Box

Auction:
2170
Lot:
84
Sold for:
$39,950$34,000

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Auction:
Sale #2170 - 2170
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
May 03, 2003 10:00AM

Description:

Rare Symphonion Duplex Disc Musical Box, with twin 25 1/4-inch double comb movements, massive double-spring motor and coin mechanism, in walnut piano-form cabinet with rear pediment, folding movement cover, front and rear motor doors and coin drawer, over sloping panels above twin disc storage bins, on castors, wd. 62, ht. 72, dp. 23 in.,(coin mechanism incomplete, glass removed, splits in sound board), with approximately fifty-one discs ( twenty-four pairs and three singles).
Estimate $25,000-30,000

Keywords

Lamellaphones, Musical box