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

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 of 73
1 A fine chamber barrel organ-on-stand, by James Butler, early 19th century, in the gothic taste, £4,800
US$ 8,067
€5,823
4 An electric double monkey card-player automaton, by Fife Engineering Ltd., circa 1950, £1,440
US$ 2,420
€1,746
5 'The Lion Tamer' - hand operated automaton by Frank Nelson, circa 1980, £900
US$ 1,512
€1,091
8 A 'Jolly Jack' Laughing Sailor coin-operated automaton, late 20th Century, based on the 1950's Bolland pattern, £720
US$ 1,210
€873
11 A fine HMV 202 cabinet grand gramophone, circa 1929, £7,200
US$ 12,101
€8,734
13 Clement Grant Dixon (1916-2003) - The amateur television pioneer: experimental equipment and literature, £300
US$ 504
€363
14 A rare first production television wristwatch, by Seiko, 1983, £540
US$ 907
€655
15 A Motorola catalin radio, model 50XC, 1940s £1,800
US$ 3,025
€2,183
17 A rare 200-series telephone and wall bracket in ivory bakelite, impressed mark S-38 GPO No. 164 234, £600
US$ 1,008
€727
18 An unused near-mint 200-series red bakelite telephone, impressed mark 164 56, £3,120
US$ 5,244
€3,785
19 A near-mint 200-series green bakelite telephone, impressed mark 164 57, £6,600
US$ 11,093
€8,006
20 An important silver standing singing bird automaton, circa 1880, movement most probably Bontems, £24,000
US$ 40,339
€29,115
21 A fine and early singing bird box, by Charles Bruguier, circa 1825, £7,800
US$ 13,110
€9,462
22 A good and very early tortoiseshell singing bird box, by Charles Bruguier, circa 1819, £7,800
US$ 13,110
€9,462
23 A rare Meissen and micro-mosaic clad gilt metal singing bird box, German, circa 1910, £3,840
US$ 6,454
€4,658
25 A silver singing bird box, by K. Griesbaum, Model 14B, circa 1930, £1,320
US$ 2,218
€1,601
26 A gold and enamel musical fob seal, Swiss, circa 1825, £960
US$ 1,613
€1,164
27 A gold musical fob seal, circa 1830, £1,320
US$ 2,218
€1,601
29 A grand piano-form musical neccessaire, retailed by Descamps, circa 1830, £828
US$ 1,391
€1,004
30 A tortoiseshell musical snuffbox, circa 1835, £1,440
US$ 2,420
€1,746
32 An early musical clock base, circa 1825, £384
US$ 645
€465
35 An early key-wind musical box, most probably by Lecoultre, circa 1826, £1,080
US$ 1,815
€1,310
38 An early key-wind musical box, by Réymond Nicole, circa 1830, formally exposed control type, presently in later case, £360
US$ 605
€436
39 A key-wind two-per-turn musical box, by Nicole Frerés, circa 1861, £1,080
US$ 1,815
€1,310
41 A key-wind musical box playing eight airs, by Lecoultre Frerés for Berens Blumberg & Cie., circa 1847, £504
US$ 847
€611
42 A rare 'Concerto, Bells et tris Combes de Zither' interchangeable cylinder musical box, by François Conchon, circa 1888, £3,360
US$ 5,647
€4,076
43 A Overture-Mandoline musical box, by François Conchon, circa 1877, £900
US$ 1,512
€1,091
44 A 'Bells-en-Vue' musical box, playing twelve airs, circa 1885, £1,920
US$ 3,227
€2,329
45 A musical box playing four airs, by Samuel Troll, circa 1868, £720
US$ 1,210
€873
46 A rare 'Climax Interchangeable Sublime-Harmonie' musical box, Size No. 2, circa 1880, £2,640
US$ 4,437
€3,202
48 A piano-forte musical box, by Nicole Frerés, circa 1872, £660
US$ 1,109
€800
49 A musical box playing six airs, by Paillard Vaucher et fils, circa 1890, £540
US$ 907
€655
50 A mandoline musical box playing eight airs, by Bremond, circa 1880, £600
US$ 1,008
€727
51 A timepiece-actuated bells-en-vue musical box, circa 1875, most probably by M. Frerés for Samuel Troll, £3,840
US$ 6,454
€4,658
52 A good musical box playing twelve airs, by Ami Rivenc, circa 1889, £1,320
US$ 2,218
€1,601

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