A Weber-Maesto Orchestrion,
German, circa 1926, exceedingly rare late model,
181096 stamped on the piano pin block
2638 stamped on the roll frame
4622 stamped on the player stack
With a total of 112 pipes, including twenty-eight each for violins, flutes, clarinets and trumpet/saxophones, 3-speed vibrato system, the piano with mandolin attachment, twenty-eight note xylophone, a bass drum along with tympani effect, snare drum, cymbal, triangle, castanets, woodblock and tambourine, with a solo capacity to the pipes and xylophone, in grande-armoire oak cabinet, with plain flat pediment top above deep stepped cornice moulding, Weber-Maesto inset brass banner title, main front panel with subtle Arts & Crafts taste features, central shaped dividing spar with shell and C scroll form, smaller arched detail to the flanking pressed and fretted gilt metal inserts and pleated green cloth backdrop, a pair of brass opened-winged swans holding three-section drop for wire to Adam-style frosted opal glass shades, above very slightly tapering three-quarter turned columns with brass capping to centre and bases, central roll bar sliding door with matching panel detail, above double doors, side storage doors in twin doors with pleated-backdrop to top and fielded panel bases, on part-shaped plinth base, on wheels.
With 50 rolls.
9' 8"high 11'5"wide 3'6" deep
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