Magnificent Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata
7 Oct 2010, starting at 13:00 EDT.

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lots

A very rare Mandoline et Bells-en-Vue interchangeable Secrataire-Plait, by François Conchon, circa last half 1891,

The exhibition Hupfeld Phonoliszt-Violina, Model B, A unique and highly important commission-made model, reputedly built for the 1911 Exhibition in Turin, Italy;

A Popper 'Iduna' Orchestrion, Circa 1912, Model 13, with illuminated pictorial automaton,

A fine and early silver-gilt and enamel singing bird box, by Charles Bruguier, circa 1823,

An exhibition-quality 'Flute Voix-Céleste et Mandoline' interchangeable cylinder music box-on-stand, by Lecoultre, Circa 1869,

An Orchestral Mandarin-striker interchangeable cylinder music box, by Mermod Frères, Circa 1890, the American-market 'Ideal Orchestra' model movement, as retailed by Samuel Troll,

A rare upright coin-operated Roulette consul, "The Judge", circa 1899, by the Mills Manufacturing Company, USA, supplied by Albert Pick & Company, Chicago,

A Regina 27-inch 'Dragon Door' auto-changer disc music box, Home Model style 33, circa 1900,

An extremely rare 15.1/2-inch Regina auto-change disk music box china cabinet, Circa 1906, Style 335, one of only eleven thought to have been manufactured,

A Polyphon Savoyard coin-operated disc music box automaton, Circa 1900, Style 100 playing 11.1/4-inch disks, 'The Organ-Grinder',

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20% from $100,001 to $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price
12% on the excess over $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price

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