Fine Mechanical Music and Scientific Instruments
9 Nov 2011, starting at 13:00 GMT.

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LOTS
 of 80
  • Lot 1W
    A Marconiphone type 703 cabinet console mirror-lid television receiver, Held at EMI Hayes by design development officer Mr. Agate, ordered through Harrods in late 1936, released to purchaser in May 1937,
    £7,000 - 9,000
    US$ 12,000 - 15,000

  • Lot 2W
    An Ekco type TSC48 mirror-lid television, 1948,
    £400 - 600
    US$ 670 - 1,000

  • Lot 3
    Baird Television Limited: very early and near-mint prospectus and instruction leaflets;
    Sold for £750 (US$ 1,260) inc. premium

  • Lot 4
    Baird Television Ltd. and others: near-mint 1930s television model prospectus leaflets;
    Sold for £875 (US$ 1,470) inc. premium

  • Lot 5
    Television -(Seeing by Wire or Wireless), Dinsdale, A., owned by H. G. Henderson, signed by John Logie Baird,
    Sold for £1,625 (US$ 2,731) inc. premium

  • Lot 6
    Television, Dinsdale, A., with signature and dedication by A. Dinsdale to W. G. W. Mitchell,
    Sold for £937 (US$ 1,575) inc. premium

  • Lot 7
    All About Television - Including Experiments by H. Winfield Secor & Joseph H. Kraus, A bound US magazine,
    Sold for £325 (US$ 546) inc. premium

  • Lot 8
    Three books on the rudiments and history of early Television:
    Sold for £350 (US$ 588) inc. premium

  • Lot 9
    Important 1930s literature on television: mostly German,
    Sold for £600 (US$ 1,008) inc. premium

  • Lot 10W
    A quantity of good television and other broadcasting books: 1920s-2000s
    Sold for £200 (US$ 336) inc. premium

  • Lot 11
    An 'Uncle Tom' crystal set, Designed by J. P. Gowland for Jones & Sons Ltd, Grafton China Works, July 1924,
    £600 - 900
    US$ 1,000 - 1,500

  • Lot 12
    A very rare PYE type 78F portable wireless receiver, launched July 1948, withdrawn September 1948,
    Sold for £1,125 (US$ 1,890) inc. premium

  • Lot 13
    A very good selection of posters for records and talking machines: pre and post-war, most in excellent-near mint condition,
    Sold for £562 (US$ 945) inc. premium

  • Lot 14
    T. A. Edison - a good autographed photograph, with dedication to Horace Field Parshall, 1905,
    Sold for £1,000 (US$ 1,680) inc. premium

  • Lot 15
    A good Edison Concert phonograph, with Concert cylinder collection, circa 1899,
    £3,000 - 4,000
    US$ 5,000 - 6,700

  • Lot 16
    A rare Columbia type BC 'Premier' sound-magnifying Graphophone, circa 1907,
    £2,200 - 2,600
    US$ 3,700 - 4,400

  • Lot 17
    An Important Edison Class M electric phonograph in glazed case, early manufacture, circa 1891,
    £20,000 - 30,000
    US$ 34,000 - 50,000

  • Lot 18
    Prof. A. E. Dolbear - The Telephone, very rare first edition 1877, New York press,
    Sold for £750 (US$ 1,260) inc. premium

  • Lot 19
    A near-mint type 332L green bakelite telephone, impressed mark 164 56,
    £1,200 - 1,800
    US$ 2,000 - 3,000

  • Lot 20
    A near-mint 300-series green bakelite telephone, 1950, impressed mark 164-50,
    £800 - 1,200
    US$ 1,300 - 2,000

  • Lot 21
    A 200-series green bakelite telephone, impressed mark S-36, base mark FHR56, receiver 1936 and base 1956,
    Sold for £1,062 (US$ 1,785) inc. premium

  • Lot 22
    A near-mint 200-series cream bakelite telephone, 1955, impressed mark 164-55,
    Sold for £562 (US$ 945) inc. premium

  • Lot 23
    Two type 328 ivory bakelite telephones: impressed marks both 164 57,
    £350 - 450
    US$ 590 - 760

  • Lot 24
    Two type 310 ivory bakelite telephones: impressed marks: 164 52 and 164 50,
    Sold for £225 (US$ 378) inc. premium

  • Lot 25
    Two type 312 ivory bakelite telephones: impressed marks: E-37 and 164 54,
    Sold for £62 (US$ 105) inc. premium

  • Lot 26
    Three rare type 394 black bakelite and green telephones, Government-issue models with the 'secret' actuation and cancellation buttons,
    £350 - 450
    US$ 590 - 760

  • Lot 27*
    A very scarce Melotpe-Export musical score typewriter 1937,
    £6,000 - 8,000
    US$ 10,000 - 13,000

  • Lot 28
    A Neo-Cyclostyle copying machine by the Gestetner Manufacturing Company, circa 1890,
    Sold for £250 (US$ 420) inc. premium

  • Lot 29
    A rare Flora cast iron sewing machine, circa 1890,
    Sold for £1,250 (US$ 2,101) inc. premium

  • Lot 30
    An early automaton sewing machine, by Max Sandt, Germany, 'The Princess', circa 1895,
    Sold for £5,000 (US$ 8,404) inc. premium

  • Lot 31
    A good 'Negro Banjo-Player' musical automaton, by G. Vichy, circa 1890,
    Sold for £8,125 (US$ 13,656) inc. premium

  • Lot 32
    A musical automaton of a girl, by Roulett & Decamps, circa 1890,
    Sold for £2,375 (US$ 3,991) inc. premium

  • Lot 33
    A musical monkey harpist automaton, by Theroude, French, circa 1880,
    Sold for £2,750 (US$ 4,622) inc. premium

  • Lot 34
    A double monkey musical automaton, by Phalibois, circa 1895,
    Sold for £2,250 (US$ 3,781) inc. premium

  • Lot 35
    A singing bird-jumper timepiece automaton, by Bontems, circa 1885,
    Sold for £3,750 (US$ 6,303) inc. premium

  • Lot 36
    A double singing birds, with static group under glass dome, Bontems circa 1890 and later,
    Sold for £1,750 (US$ 2,941) inc. premium

  • Lot 37
    A single singing bird-in-cage, French, similar to K. Griesbaum, circa 1930,
    Sold for £562 (US$ 945) inc. premium

  • Lot 38
    A singing bird-in-cage, by Phalibois, circa 1890,
    Sold for £937 (US$ 1,575) inc. premium

  • Lot 39
    A good triple-singing birds-in-cage, by Phalibois, circa 1890,
    Sold for £3,500 (US$ 5,882) inc. premium

  • Lot 40
    A coin-operated triple-singing birds-in-cage, by Reuge, from elements circa 1880 and later,
    Sold for £2,250 (US$ 3,781) inc. premium

  • Lot 41Y
    A singing bird call box, by Bontems, circa 1870, retailed by Callow, London,
    Sold for £1,750 (US$ 2,941) inc. premium

  • Lot 42
    A gilt filigree singing bird box, by Karl Griesbaum, model 19B, circa 1930,
    Sold for £875 (US$ 1,470) inc. premium

  • Lot 43
    A German silver singing bird box, for the American market, circa 1920,
    Sold for £1,500 (US$ 2,521) inc. premium

  • Lot 44
    A singing bird box, by C. H. Marguerat, circa 1920,
    Sold for £1,000 (US$ 1,680) inc. premium

  • Lot 45
    A good book-form silver, enamel and stone encrusted singing bird box, by Karl Griesbaum, model 15B, circa 1920,
    Sold for £7,500 (US$ 12,606) inc. premium

  • Lot 46
    A silver-gilt and enamel singing bird box, by Jacques Bruguier, circa 1830, for restoration,
    Sold for £7,750 (US$ 13,026) inc. premium

  • Lot 47
    A very fine sarcophagus-form silver-gilt and enamel singing bird box, by Jacques Bruguier, circa 1835,
    Sold for £37,250 (US$ 62,610) inc. premium

  • Lot 48*
    A very important silver standing singing bird automaton of a thrush, by Bontems, circa 1890,
    Sold for £39,650 (US$ 66,644) inc. premium

  • Lot 49
    A fine gold, enamel and pictorial enamel oval-form Carillion bell case, stamped GG, circa 1805,
    Sold for £11,250 (US$ 18,909) inc. premium

  • Lot 50
    A fine gold and cobalt blue enamel purse-form musical snuffbox, the cylinder pin face signed Chapuis & Barrah, Geneva, 1815, the case by J. F. Bautte & Cie,
    Sold for £6,000 (US$ 10,084) inc. premium

  • Lot 51*
    A fine white-metal and gilt-painted vesta with hidden erotic automaton, late 19th century,
    Sold for £5,000 (US$ 8,404) inc. premium

  • Lot 52W
    The 18th century Judocus Mortier barrel organ and dulcimer combination compound musical clock, in important architectural case, signed on the side of the organ movement Fecit Mortier Gandavi 1785, the casework school of Abraham and David Roentgen, Belgium,
    £60,000 - 80,000
    US$ 100,000 - 130,000

  • amended
    Lot 53WY
    A very scarce Hupfeld Helios Orchestrion, circa 1915,
    £40,000 - 60,000
    US$ 67,000 - 100,000

  • Lot 54W
    An unusual William IV barrel piano breakfast table suite, circa 1830,
    Sold for £3,500 (US$ 5,882) inc. premium

  • Lot 55
    A near-mint Crown Devon 'No.1 "Jerry"' musical chamber pot, September 1939, one of a handful in existence,
    Sold for £4,750 (US$ 7,983) inc. premium

  • Lot 56
    A musical necessaire, the movement by François Grenadier, circa 1840,
    £500 - 800
    US$ 840 - 1,300

  • Lot 57Y
    An early Karelian birch and tortoiseshell musical snuffbox, for the Russian market, circa 1825,
    Sold for £875 (US$ 1,470) inc. premium

  • Lot 58
    An unusual bone organ console-form musical box, circa 1840,
    Sold for £625 (US$ 1,050) inc. premium

  • Lot 59Y
    A tortoiseshell musical snuffbox, probably by H. Capt, circa 1825,
    Sold for £475 (US$ 798) inc. premium

  • Lot 60
    An early composition musical snuffbox, circa 1815,
    Sold for £350 (US$ 588) inc. premium

  • Lot 61
    A small musical box, playing two airs, by H. Würtel, circa 1855, Stamped H. MG
    £400 - 600
    US$ 670 - 1,000

  • Lot 62
    A good small early key-wind musical box playing three airs, by Frères Nicole, circa 1827,
    £1,000 - 1,500
    US$ 1,700 - 2,500

  • Lot 63
    A small early key-wind musical box playing six airs, by Benoit and Piquet, circa 1850,
    Sold for £750 (US$ 1,260) inc. premium

  • Lot 64
    A fine and early key-wind hooked-tooth musical box playing four airs, by Ducommun Girod, circa 1834,
    Sold for £2,750 (US$ 4,622) inc. premium

  • Lot 65
    A fine key-wind two-per-turn 'Tradesman's' operatic musical box, by Nicole Frères, circa 1858,
    £3,000 - 5,000
    US$ 5,000 - 8,400

  • Lot 66
    A key-wind hooked-tooth musical box playing eight airs, circa 1840,
    £600 - 900
    US$ 1,000 - 1,500

  • Lot 67
    A small Sublime-Harmonie musical box playing eight airs, by Samuel Troll, circa 1885,
    £1,200 - 1,800
    US$ 2,000 - 3,000

  • Lot 68W
    A fine interchangeable musical box-on-stand, by B. A. Bremond, circa 1879,
    £8,000 - 12,000
    US$ 13,000 - 20,000

  • Lot 69W
    A good interchangeable cylinder musical box-on-stand, by B. A. Bremond, circa 1870
    £6,000 - 8,000
    US$ 10,000 - 13,000

  • Lot 70
    A Bell et Drum Visible musical box, playing ten airs, circa 1890,
    £1,200 - 1,500
    US$ 2,000 - 2,500

  • Lot 71W
    A good large interchangeable cylinder musical box case on stand, probably by Bremond, circa 1875,
    Sold for £812 (US$ 1,365) inc. premium

  • Lot 72W
    An interchangeable cylinder musical box stand, for a Paillard Vaucher et fils box, circa 1885,
    Sold for £1,375 (US$ 2,311) inc. premium

  • Lot 73
    An early musical box, by L'Epeé, circa 1857,
    £2,000 - 3,000
    US$ 3,400 - 5,000

  • Lot 74W
    A large table part-orchestral interchangeable musical box, by Paillard, circa 1880, retailed by Mayermarix,
    Sold for £4,375 (US$ 7,353) inc. premium

  • Lot 75
    A musical box playing eight airs, by Bremond, circa 1886,
    Sold for £1,500 (US$ 2,521) inc. premium

  • Lot 76W
    A fine exhibition-standard piano-forte Grand Interchangeable cylinder musical box, by Nicole Frères, The former property of Charles L. E. Brun, who bought Nicole Frères,
    Sold for £20,000 (US$ 33,616) inc. premium

  • Lot 77
    A bells-en-vue musical box playing ten airs, circa 1877,
    £800 - 1,200
    US$ 1,300 - 2,000

  • Lot 78
    A musical box playing eight operatic airs, by Nicole Frères, circa 1868,
    Sold for £475 (US$ 798) inc. premium

  • Lot 79W
    A coin-operated 19.5/8-inch Polyphon upright disc musical box, circa 1886,
    Sold for £3,000 (US$ 5,042) inc. premium

  • Lot 80W
    A 15.1/2-inch Polyphon disc musical box,
    £1,200 - 1,500
    US$ 2,000 - 2,500

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