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Penny in the Slot Polyphon

 

A disc musical box by Polyphone of Leipzig, Germany. Manuafactured in January 1898. Walnut veneered case or typical form plays 19 5/8 inch/50cm discs, 12 supplied. Case restored, mechanism serviced, supplied with a replica disc bin constructed in the manner of the original. Sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early 6 air Cylinder Musical Box

 

A 6 air cylinder musical box, No.10239. Swiss, circa 1845. Fruitwood case, original finish, mechanism serviced, replacement key, 3 external control levers. Sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicole Freres, Grand Format Cylinder Musical Box

 

12 air, grand format cylinder musical box made by the highly regarded manufacturer Nicole Freres. Serial number 46334. Gamme number 3091. The 12 airs are played via a massive 58.5cm cylinder on two combs (56 and 57 teeth). 12 airs by composers Rossini, Mendlessohn, Mayerbeer, Batiste, Handel, Mozart and Auber. Case and mechanism restored. Sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polyphon No.116280

 

A disc musical box by Polyphon of Leipzig, Germany. Circa 1900. No. 116280. Playing 8 1/4 inch / 21 cm diameter discs. Walnut veneered serpentine case. Replacement key. Case repolished and mechanism serviced. Supplied with 10 original discs, pristine condition. 2 year guarantee. 27 1/2 x 25 1/2 x 16cm or 10 7/8 x 10 x 6 3/8 inches. SOLD

 

 

 

 

Polyphon No.113515

 

A disc musical box by Polyphon of Leipzig, Germany circa 1900. Serial number 113515. Playing 8 1/4 inch/21 cm discs. Walnut veneered case, rectangular. Case repolished. Mechanism serviced and supplied with 10 original discs. 2 year guarantee. 25 x 23.5 x 16cm or 10 x 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. Sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symphonion 

 

A disc musical box No. 493275 by Symphonion of Leipzig, Germany. Playing 7 1/2 inch diameter discs, 10 included. Date of manufacture August 1900. Mechanism serviced, original finish to case. Sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swiss Cylinder Musical Box

 

A cylinder musical box, Swiss, circa 1890 playing 8 airs as per original tune sheet. Case and mechanism restored. Replacement key to lock. SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swiss Cylinder Musical Box No. 31898

 

A Swiss cylinder musical box circa 1895 playing 8 airs on a 15.5cm cylinder. Case and mechanism restored. Serial number. 31898. £2250

 

 

 

 

Swiss Cylinder Musical Box by Nicole Freres

 

A cylinder musical box by Nicole Freres of Geneva, Switzerland. No 44876, circa 1860. The 33.5cm cylinder plays 8 airs as listed on the original tune sheet. Case 56 x 22 x 14 cm or 22 x 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Excellent condition. Professionally restored case and mechanism. SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

A cylinder musical box by Paillard Vaucher Fils (PVF) of St Croix

 

A cylinder musical box by Paillard Vaucher Fils (PVF) or St Croix of Switzerland, no 6777, 'Piccolo' format playing 8 airs as indicated on original tune sheet. Cylinder 27.5cm in lenth. Case 50 x 21 x 51 cm or 20 x 9 x 6 inches. Brazillian rosewood veneer to lid with boxwood stringing and a floral inlay. Faux rosewood finish to carcass. Mechanism and case restored. SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

Nicole Freres Cylinder Musical Box

 

A cylinder musical box by Nicole Freres of Geneva, Switzerland. Playing 8 airs as indicated on original tune sheet. Serial number 52222. 45.5 x 21 x 14.5 cm or 18 x 8 x 6 inches. Excellent condition. Professionally restored. £3.275

 

 

 

 

 

Key Wind Musical Box by Nicole Freres

 

A cylinder musical box (Key Wind) by Nicole Freres of Geneva, Switzerland. Circa 1850. Serial number 31198. Gamme number 1299. The 28cm cylinder plays 6 airs as indicated on original tune sheet. Plain fruitwood case. 44.5 x 15 x 13cm or 17.5 x 6 x 5 inches. SOLD

 

 

 

Key Wind Musical Box

 

A 6 air cylinder musical box. No 10239, swiss. Circa 1845. Three exposed controls, fruitwood case. Original finish. Mechanism professionally restored. Replacement key. Sold

 

 

 

 

 

Musical Photograph Album

 

An Edwardian leather bound photograph album with a 2 air musical mechanism and original photographs. The mechanims has been professionally restored. Photograph album is in good original condition - no damage to spine. Sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A disc musical box, Mira

Swiss circa 1905. 32 original discs 30.5 cm (12 inches) in diameter. The drawer at the bottom of the case is designed to hold a selection of discs. This musical box plays with a very bright, distinctive tone, speed regulator and zither. Case and mechanism restored. SOLD

 

 

 

 

Bells Drum Visible

That is how the original manufacturers described this cylinder musical box on the tune sheet. The 8 airs are listed on the original tune sheet.This musical box has a 7 ¼ inch or 18 cm cylinder that actuate hammers, that strike four bells and a drum. The hammers or beaters that strike the drum may be disengaged. The mechanism has a serial number of 22055 and was made in St Croix in Switzerland circa 1895. The case and mechanism have been fully restored. The case measures 20 inches (51 cm) x 12 ½ inches (31.5 cm) deep x 10 ¼ inches (26 cm) high. £2,950

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A cylinder musical box by Nicole Frères of Geneva, Switzerland, circa 1860, serial number 36223, gamme number 1509, playing 6 airs, key-wind. Brazilian Rosewood veneer to lid with a mythical scene inlaid, faux rosewood finish to sides. Replica tunesheet (music as yet unidentified), cylinder 33.5 cm (13 ¼ inches ) in length and the case is 51.5 cm (20 ¼ inches) wide. Case and mechanism restored. SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symphonion Disc Musical Box

A disc musical box by Symphonion of Leipzig, Germany, circa 1900. The music is produced from two diametrically opposed steel combs. This walnut cased musical box comes with 12 x 21 cm discs. The storage album, included, ensures that the discs are stored in ideal conditions, case and mechanism restored. 36 cm (14 1/8 inches) x 28 cm (11 inches) x 24 cm ( 9 ½ inches). SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small 4 air cylinder musical box

Cylinder (15 cm) musical box circa 1885 made in the St.Croix region of Switzerland. Thismechanism plays 4 airs, a blank replacement tune sheet is provided as all of the airs have not yet been identified. Case and mechanism restored SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

A disc musical box by 'Symphonion'

A disc musical box by Symphonion of Leipzig, Germany complete with 10 original 10 inch (25.6 cm) discs, manufactured, December 1900. Recently serviced mechanism, speed control, lever wound to front. Restored and recently polished walnut case on four bun feet. Ivorine stringing and Symphonion lettering to lid. Replacement key to lock, 33 x 29 x 18 cm. SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicole Freres

Nicole Freres A grand format '2 per turn' cylinder musical box by Nicole Freres, Swiss circa 1862, playing 12 airs as per original tune sheet, no 37184, gamme no 1771, case and mechanism restored. Cylinder 31 cm Case 53 x 22.5 x 17.5 cm SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

An 8 air cylinder musical box by Bremond

An 8 air cylinder musical box by Bremond no 22261, walnut veneered case with tulip-wood cross handing and boxwood stringing, case repolished, mechanism serviced cylinder 33cm long. Case 57 x 22.5 x 16.5 cm SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A cylinder musical box by Paillard Vaucher Fils (P.V.F) of St. Croix, Switzerland, playing 10 airs as listed on original tune sheet circa 1885. Cylinder 28cm/11 inches long. Case; Brazilian rosewood veneer to lid with boxwood stringing inlaid musical trophy, faux rosewood finish to side, French polish finish. Case and mechanism restored, key to lock. 51cm/20 inches, 21cm/8.25 inches 15cm/6 inches high SOLD