Jacot & Son Music Box with 2 Cylinders (110797)

Currency:USD Category:Musical Instruments Start Price:500.00 USD Estimated At:1,000.00 - 2,500.00 USD
Jacot & Son Music Box with 2 Cylinders  (110797)
650.00USDto p*******8+ (162.50) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2020 Feb 14 @ 14:02UTC-8 : PST
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Jacot and Sons was a New York City importer of musical instruments. They held patents for a mechanical device called a Safety Check that kept the spring-wound motor from spinning out of control, thus protecting the cylinder pins and comb teeth from damage. Many music boxes equipped with Jacot’s Safety Checks were made by Mermod Freres of Ste. Croix, Switzerland. This music box has two cylinders, and each cylinder is pinned with six to eight songs (six tracks on each cylinder with one or two songs per track). The mechanism automatically shifts the cylinder sideways an incremental distance to play the next track. On one cylinder, this describer recognizes the tunes "Listen to the Mockingbird," "O Tannenbbaum," "Way Down Upon the Swanee River," and "Dixie." On the other cylinder the only recognized tune was "Rock a Bye Baby." All the tunes play well and are beautiful to hear. The medium oak box is in good condition and measures 25-1/2 x 14-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches. A drawer under the music box stores the cylinders. This music box is also coin activated: any coin put in the brass slot in the front right of the inside lid will start the music playing. Coins are collected in the drawer with the extra cylinders.

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Date: 1880s