A scarce interchangeable musical box, by Samuel Troll, circa 1885, for the American market,
Lot 88W
An interchangeable musical box, by Samuel Troll, circa 1885, for the American market,
Sold for £1,125 (US$ 1,865) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Collectors Sale Oxford
12 Feb 2013 11:00 GMT

Auction 20677
Lot Details
An interchangeable musical box, by Samuel Troll,
circa 1885, for the American market,
Ser. No. unknown,
with the 4 cylinders playing six airs each, large crank-wind motor, with the friction winding mechanism having captive roller-ball against spring barrel rim, Mermod parachute speed check, change/repeat control with engraved dial integral tune indicator/selector, zither attachment to the single-section comb on reeded cast gilt bedplate, in ebonised interior under dustlid, start/stop extension bar issuing from interior to right-hand side, in noir grained case with colour transfer front, musical score, double oboe and floral stained fruitwood inlay to rosewood veneered lid finished with triple boxwood stringing, accompanied by period plain pine carrying box containing the other three cylinders - 28in. (71cm) wide, the cylinders 11.1/4in. (28.5cm)
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