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Interchangeable Cylinder Musical Box by Mermod Frères

Auction:
2345
Lot:
509
Sold for:
$2,233$1,900

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 29, 2006 10:00AM

Description:

Interchangeable Cylinder Musical Box by Mermod Frères, No. 59599, with four nickel-plated cylinders (455, 460, 467 and 468) playing six airs each, crank-wind mechanism with Jacot's safety check, combined change / repeat and tune-selector, zither attachment and patd. dates to May 1888, in grained case with rosewood lid, boxwood stringing and inlaid musical motifs, wd. 22 1/2 in., cylinders 7 1/4 in., three in their original pine carrying case.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Keywords

Lamellaphones, Musical box