A drum and bells musical box, playing eight airs, circa 1880,
Lot 46
A drum and bells musical box, playing eight airs, circa 1880,
Sold for £525 (US$ 882) inc. premium
Auction Details
A drum and bells musical box, playing eight airs, circa 1880,
Lot Details
A drum and bells musical box, playing eight airs,
circa 1880,
Ser. No. 24287,
Gam. No. 468,
with single-spring motor, single-section comb flanking eight drum and six bell tooth combs select, engraved bells on buffet rack, on reeded cast gilt bedplate in ebonised interior under dustlid, period tunesheet under protective wrap, in rosewood veneered case, the slight-domed lid matching with crossbanded detail, (three teeth off, governor and lever poorly rebuilt, main ratchet wheel pin missing, Geneva stopwork loose but present), 23in. (59cm.) wide, the cylinder 13in. (33cm.).

Footnotes

  • Due to the fragile state of the endless, please do not wind this box more than a couple of cranks during viewing for safety reasons.
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