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Coin-Operated Mills Violano Virtuoso

Auction:
2345
Lot:
534
Sold for:
$25,850$22,000

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

Description:

Coin-Operated Mills Violano Virtuoso, No. 3719, with four weighted violin strings operated by solenoid "fingers" and accompanied by 44-key piano, original motor No. 4373, patd. dates to 1926, and oak case with carved corner columns, folding beveled glass doors, plaque and gilt transfers of the Mills Novelty Co., Chicago, wd. 43 x ht. 63 in., with accessory drawer containing original wrench set, wire brush, shipping bracket and tuning scale; three original rolls in their boxes (2769, 3027, 3005) and two recuts in boxes.
Estimate $20,000-30,000

Keywords

Chicago, Mills Novelty Co., Key, Letter case, Mills