A very fine and unique Hupfeld Helios Model III/39 Orchestrion,
Early 1910s, The Classical Case model, with illuminated automaton scene,
No. 9525 stamped to piano frame
2019 on the electrical panel
3023 on the player-stack (both work numbers).
With a total of 296 pipes, with two sets of fifty melody ranks for forte violins, twenty ranks each for aeolines, flutes, piccolos, clarinets and trumpets, main accompaniment comprising two sets of fifteen aeolines and cellos, the bass section with twelve ranks of aeolines, cellos and trombones, the piano with twenty-five notes, with bass drum, tympani effect, snare drum, cymbal and ten orchestra bells, with solo capacity for the pipes, bells and mandolin, the six-roll changer behind stained glass in very imposing adverse-breakfront case, the automaton of lakeside dwellings before a mountainous landscape, precession ascending a stone arched ramp from house with running waterwheel, a windmill's sails in the mid-distance and a large lake with steep hills to the sides, reverse-painted trees and flora to the immediate foreground, within the main arched window panel, the whole scene changing from dawn to dusk using light effects to the sky, lights within the dwellings, trains and windmill, hot air balloon and Zeppelin flying overhead to complete the illusion, alternating red and yellow electric light bulbs with carved and incised intermediates above five-section textured and marbleised-effect stained glass flower frets, buttercup yellow cloth backdrop and central horizontal 'Wonder-Light' mirrored eye with coloured glass insets, flanking shaped five-colour panels with lozenge bars to centre, additional electric light bulbs to front cornice and sides lit when in operation, shaped crested title Hupfeld banner with flowering and tasselled Greek urns to top, flanked by lit flaming torches, simplistic square appliqués with blind quatrefoils, massive slight-tapered squared pillars, on shaped plinth base, on wheels.
With 50 rolls.
11' high 12' wide 4'6" deep