Symphonion Musical Automaton Music Box (110796)

Currency:USD Category:Musical Instruments Start Price:250.00 USD Estimated At:500.00 - 1,000.00 USD
Symphonion Musical Automaton Music Box  (110796)
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This Symphonion Musical Automaton is a mechanical music box that "plays" musical selections encoded on 13-5/8-inch diameter metal disk with precisely placed perforations that cause a tuned metal comb to be plucked and make music. There are eleven of these disks included in the lot, five of which are unlabeled, and the labeled ones include tunes such as Just Tell Them, Bizet's Toreador March, Roses from the South, and more. At one time, this music box was coin operated, but that mechanism has been removed from the front of the box and replaced with two decorative wooden rosettes. The sound is exquisitely clear, beautifully resonant, and room-filling.

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Date: c1890