Mechanical music and Scientific Instruments
3 Nov 2010, starting at 13:00 GMT.

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LOTS
 of 73
  • Lot 1W
    A fine chamber barrel organ-on-stand, by James Butler, early 19th century, in the gothic taste,
    Sold for £4,800 (US$ 8,029) inc. premium

  • Lot 2W
    A fine twenty-key barrel organ, with quadruple monkey automaton, circa 1850,
    £7,000 - 9,000
    US$ 12,000 - 15,000

  • Lot 3
    A rare electric 'Peter Pan Oats' double monkey automaton, by Fife Engineering Ltd., circa 1947, one of a handful made for wholesalers,
    £2,500 - 3,500
    US$ 4,200 - 5,900

  • Lot 4
    An electric double monkey card-player automaton, by Fife Engineering Ltd., circa 1950,
    Sold for £1,440 (US$ 2,408) inc. premium

  • Lot 5
    'The Lion Tamer' - hand operated automaton by Frank Nelson, circa 1980,
    Sold for £900 (US$ 1,505) inc. premium

  • Lot 6W
    An unusual electric 'Negro Drummer' automaton, in the style of Lambert, circa 1940,
    £1,200 - 1,800
    US$ 2,000 - 3,000

  • Lot 7
    A rare 'Negro Banjo-Player' musical automaton, by G. Vichy, circa 1885,
    £7,000 - 10,000
    US$ 12,000 - 17,000

  • Lot 8W
    A 'Jolly Jack' Laughing Sailor coin-operated automaton, late 20th Century, based on the 1950's Bolland pattern,
    Sold for £720 (US$ 1,204) inc. premium

  • Lot 9W
    A rare Bryans 'Retreeva' machine, circa 1946,
    £2,000 - 2,500
    US$ 3,300 - 4,200

  • Lot 10W
    A good Bryans 'Payramid' machine, circa 1960,
    £1,000 - 1,500
    US$ 1,700 - 2,500

  • Lot 11W
    A fine HMV 202 cabinet grand gramophone, circa 1929,
    Sold for £7,200 (US$ 12,044) inc. premium

  • Lot 12W
    A Rock-Ola Jukebox, Model 473, 'The Discotique', circa 1978,
    £800 - 1,200
    US$ 1,300 - 2,000

  • Lot 13
    Clement Grant Dixon (1916-2003) - The amateur television pioneer: experimental equipment and literature,
    Sold for £300 (US$ 501) inc. premium

  • Lot 14
    A rare first production television wristwatch, by Seiko, 1983,
    Sold for £540 (US$ 903) inc. premium

  • Lot 15
    A Motorola catalin radio, model 50XC, 1940s
    Sold for £1,800 (US$ 3,011) inc. premium

  • Lot 16
    A DeWald catalin radio, type A501 'The Lyre', 1938
    £300 - 400
    US$ 500 - 670

  • Lot 17
    A rare 200-series telephone and wall bracket in ivory bakelite, impressed mark S-38 GPO No. 164 234,
    Sold for £600 (US$ 1,003) inc. premium

  • Lot 18
    An unused near-mint 200-series red bakelite telephone, impressed mark 164 56,
    Sold for £3,120 (US$ 5,219) inc. premium

  • Lot 19
    A near-mint 200-series green bakelite telephone, impressed mark 164 57,
    Sold for £6,600 (US$ 11,041) inc. premium

  • Lot 20
    An important silver standing singing bird automaton, circa 1880, movement most probably Bontems,
    Sold for £24,000 (US$ 40,149) inc. premium

  • Lot 21Y
    A fine and early singing bird box, by Charles Bruguier, circa 1825,
    Sold for £7,800 (US$ 13,048) inc. premium

  • Lot 22Y
    A good and very early tortoiseshell singing bird box, by Charles Bruguier, circa 1819,
    Sold for £7,800 (US$ 13,048) inc. premium

  • Lot 23
    A rare Meissen and micro-mosaic clad gilt metal singing bird box, German, circa 1910,
    Sold for £3,840 (US$ 6,423) inc. premium

  • Lot 24
    A silver filigree and stone-encrusted book-form singing bird box, by K. Griesbaum, first quarter 20th Century,
    £3,200 - 3,600
    US$ 5,400 - 6,000

  • Lot 25
    A silver singing bird box, by K. Griesbaum, Model 14B, circa 1930,
    Sold for £1,320 (US$ 2,208) inc. premium

  • Lot 26
    A gold and enamel musical fob seal, Swiss, circa 1825,
    Sold for £960 (US$ 1,605) inc. premium

  • Lot 27
    A gold musical fob seal, circa 1830,
    Sold for £1,320 (US$ 2,208) inc. premium

  • Lot 28
    A gold musical fob seal, circa 1830,
    £800 - 1,200
    US$ 1,300 - 2,000

  • Lot 29Y
    A grand piano-form musical neccessaire, retailed by Descamps, circa 1830,
    Sold for £828 (US$ 1,385) inc. premium

  • Lot 30Y
    A tortoiseshell musical snuffbox, circa 1835,
    Sold for £1,440 (US$ 2,408) inc. premium

  • Lot 31
    An early key-wind musical clock base, circa 1820,
    £400 - 600
    US$ 670 - 1,000

  • Lot 32
    An early musical clock base, circa 1825,
    Sold for £384 (US$ 642) inc. premium

  • Lot 33
    A good key-wind 'Tradesman's' hymn musical box, by Nicole Frerés, circa 1859,
    £1,200 - 1,500
    US$ 2,000 - 2,500

  • Lot 34
    A fine part hooked-tooth key-wind musical box playing three overtures, circa 1830,
    £4,000 - 6,000
    US$ 6,700 - 10,000

  • Lot 35
    An early key-wind musical box, most probably by Lecoultre, circa 1826,
    Sold for £1,080 (US$ 1,806) inc. premium

  • Lot 36
    An early key-wind musical box, by Henriot, circa 1850,
    £700 - 1,000
    US$ 1,200 - 1,700

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