Fine Mechanical Music & Scientific Instruments

21 Apr 2010, starting at 13:00 BST.

Auction information

This sale is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future sales, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this sale, please contact customer services.


lots

A rare Cosmos VR4 'Cruet Set' wireless receiver, The early valve and crystal detector version by Metro-Vick Supplies Ltd., 1925,

BBC yearbooks and other important wireless and broadcasting related reference books, the BBC yearbook run 1928-1987 and 1993,

E. K. Cole Ltd. Model AC85 - an important wooden prototype case, 1934,

Clement Grant Dixon (1916-2003) - The amateur television pioneer: experimental equipment and literature,

A AMI 'Mother-of-Plastic' jukebox, Model A, 1946,

A Senior Monarch horn gramophone, by the Gramophone & Typewriter Ltd., circa 1905,

An HMV 202 cabinet grand gramophone, circa 1929,

A rare Clown Juggler musical automaton, by Vichy, circa 1890,

A rare Buffalo Bill musical smoker automaton, by Vichy, circa 1890,

A rabbit-in-cabbage musical automaton, by Roullet & Decamps, circa 1890,

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Auction information

This sale is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future sales, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this sale, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:
A successful bidder at this sale will be required to pay Bonhams 1793 Limited ("Bonhams") a premium calculated as follows:
25% on the first £100,000 of the hammer price
20% on the excess of £100,001 and up to £2,000,000 of the hammer price
12% on the excess of £2,000,001 of the hammer price

VAT at 20% will be payable on the amount of the premium.

The premium is payable for the services to be provided by Bonhams in the Buyer's Agreement which is contained in the catalogue for this Sale and for the opportunity to bid for the Lot at the Sale.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, cheque with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveller's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Lot symbols
W Shipping & handling restrictions apply

Due to the size and/or fragility of this lot, it is subject to offsite post sale storage, uplift and storage fees. Please refer to the collection notice on the main page of the online catalogue

W Shipping & handling restrictions apply

Objects displayed with a "W" will be located in the Bonhams Warehouse and will only be available for collection from this location.

* Import low rate

VAT on imported items at a preferential rate of 5% on Hammer Price and the prevailing rate on Buyer's Premium.

Y CITES

Subject to CITES regulations when exporting items outside of the EU, see clause 13.

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