A fine Improved Celestina twenty-note hand-crank organette, circa 1890,
Lot 114
A fine Improved Celestina twenty-note hand-crank organette, circa 1890,
Sold for £912 (US$ 1,552) inc. premium
Lot Details
A fine Improved Celestina twenty-note hand-crank organette,
circa 1890,
Ser. No. 15707,
made by the Aeolian Organ Company of New York, the Celestina was one of the most popular hand cranked organs of the period, this excellent example has all original parcel-gilt transfers intact and is fitted with the adaptor to play endless music bands, and comes with a separate fitted case containing approximately seventy-five original bands, six rolls on spools, (one reed needs attention), 16ins (40cm) wide.

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