An interchangeable two-per-turn musical box, by J. Billon-Haller, circa 1895,
Lot 133
An interchangeable two-per-turn musical box, by J. Billon-Haller, circa 1895,
Sold for £1,056 (US$ 1,694) inc. premium

Lot Details
An interchangeable two-per-turn musical box, by J. Billon-Haller,
circa 1895,
Ser. No. unknown.
Gam. Nos. 03, 05, 010, 0701, 0702.
the five cylinders playing a variety of popular airs, with small single-spring motor, B-Haller's patent start/stop endless control with engraved shield-form plate, single-section comb, slide-over change for 1-2 and 3-4 airs, on reeded silver-finish cast bedplate in ebonised interior, in part-grained case with the rosewood veneered lid bearing small stained wood floral inlay, kingwood crossbanding with double boxwood stringing, repeated to the front with fall-flap for four cylinder storage rack below, with ink-scripted information card detailing the patent start/stop - 15in. (38cm) wide, the cylinders 4.1/2in. (11.5cm), 2.1/2in. (6.5cm) diameter
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