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Antique Musical Boxes and Musical Novelties

Last Updated: 9/7/2017

 

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                       CURRENTLY FOR SALE


Stella Grand No. 168  17-1/4-inch Double Comb Disc Musical Box Manufactured by Mermod Frères in St. Croix, Switzerland c. 1900, this plays 17-1/4 inch diameter projectionless discs on two 84-tooth duplex tuned steel combs and speed moderator.  In a nice original mahogany case with carved front decorations and a pull-out disc storage drawer.  This comes with a scarce matching mahogany disc storage cabinet and a rare Stella Oil Can and Applicator.  Included are 24 discs, a key for the case, a key for the cabinet lock and an original Winding crank.  Earlier mechanical restoration by Rita Ford.  Blemishes on lid top and disc storage cabinet.  This piece measures 41 inches high, 31 inches wide and 24 inches deep.  $6,595.00  SALE PRICE: $5,595.00

         

 

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Eckardt Nickel Plated Rotating 8-Tune Musical Christmas Tree Stand.  Manufactured by J.C. Eckardt of Stuttgart, Germany between 1886 and 1910.  Nickel plated metal top. Original cast iron tree cup holds a feather tree or 4-1/2 foot artificial tree. Plays five tunes.  There are two activation levers on this model that has four cylinder movements inside, each playing two tunes for a total of eight tunes!  One lever activates the turning function and then selects either two Christmas tunes: "Silent Night" and "O Sanctissima" or two non-Christmas tunes.  The other lever selects four additional non-Christmas melodies.  These include "Roses From the South," Wagner's "Wedding March" and Bizet's "Toreador Song" from the opera "Carmen."  Father Christmas motif stamped on the side of the nickel top.  Can be set to rotate the tree with or without the music.  In very good working order.  $1,495.00

         

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Swiss Rotating 2-Tune Musical Christmas Tree Stand.  Manufactured in Switzerland 1890 and 1910.  Original cast iron tree cup holds a feather tree or 4-1/2 foot artificial tree. Plays two Christmas tunes in succession: "Silent Night" and "Come Little Children".  Can be set to rotate the tree with or without the music.  In very good working order.  $795.00  SALE PRICE: $595.00

     

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Mira 12-inch Single Comb Disc Musical Box.   Manufactured by Mermod Frères in Ste-Croix, Switzerland, about 1895.  This plays 12-inch diameter discs on 64 tuned steel teeth in single comb.  In an oak case that appears to have been lightly refinished at some time.  Restoration included a new mainspring and a rebuilt governor.  Includes 12 original discs and the original winding crank.  $1,995.00  SALE PRICE: $1,595.00

 

         

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Olympia 11-5/8-inch Double Comb Disc Musical Box.   Manufactured by F.G. Otto in Jersey City, NJ, about 1900.  This plays 11-5/8” diameter discs on 116 tuned steel teeth in duplex combs.  In a mahogany case with original finish.  Includes 13 original discs and the original winding crank.  $2,250.00

 

       

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Adler Style 250 14-1/2-inch Double Comb Disc Musical Box.   Manufactured by J.H. Zimmermann in Leipzig, Germany about 1895.  This plays 14-1/2” diameter discs on 77 tuned steel teeth in duplex combs.  In a walnut case with original finish, the Style 250 includes a zither attachment.   This has an original color lid picture and plays very brightly and with volume.  Restoration included new comb leads.  Includes 12 original discs and the original winding crank.  $4,495.00  SALE PRICE: $3,995.00

 

       

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Harmonia 16 inch Double Comb Disc Musical Box.  Manufactured by Société Anonyme Harmonie in L'Auberson, Switzerland between 1895 and 1904.  This scarce brand plays on two combs that are tuned an octave apart.  In a nicely restored walnut case with beautiful book matched walnut.  Includes 12 original discs, a key for the case and the original winding crank.  Mechanism restored.   $5,495.00

             

 

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8-Air Swiss Cylinder Musical Box by Ami Rivenc playing all Hymns     This cylinder music box has a 10-3/4" cylinder and a 77-tooth comb, serial number 38837.  It plays eight hymn tunes as shown on tune sheet.  However, the first tune listed is not the tune that is pinned on the cylinder, rather it is "Jesus, King of Glory" by Haydn for which words were written by Davidson (1887).  The latest tune is "March of the Israelites" by Costa (1885) which, along with the tune sheet with the Swiss Made stamp, makes the manufacture of this music box likely about 1891.  The tune sheet is a typical Rivenc tune sheet, similar to No. 45 in H.A.V. Bulleid's "Tune Sheet" book.  The restored music mechanism is housed a grain painted case with a floral inlaid lid and string banding inlays on top, front and sides.  $3,950.00

           

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4-Air Swiss Cylinder Musical Box.   This cylinder music box has a 6" cylinder and a 84-tooth comb and a serial number 4107.  It plays four airs as shown on tune sheet.  The tune sheet is unattributed. Swiss manufacture c. 1860.   The restored music mechanism is housed a plain fruitwood case with red inside stain and hook-and-eye front closures.  $1,450.00

         

 

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Willenbacher & Rzebitschek 2-Air Cylinder Musical Movement.  This 6" cylinder movement has a fine 80-tooth comb played by a 4" cylinder.  Manufactured in Prague c. 1840, this shows the typical Austrian style of musical comb, having the bass notes on the right hand side next to the governor. These musical movements were made mostly for clocks and can be found in the Austrian style of clocks from  1828 until 1870.  This restored music mechanism is presented on a finished mahogany base with winding key.  $1,450.00

           

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Musical Decanter.  Crystal liquor decanter with a cut crystal stopper containing a 2-air musical movement in the base.  A fine 36-note comb plays two airs successively when the decanter is picked up.  When the decanter is put down the music stops at the end of the current tune.  Made in Switzerland around 1900.   Mechanism restored. Currently on display at the Morris County Historical Society's museum, Acorn Hall in Morristown, NJ.   $495.00

     

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Symphonion Reverse Painted Glass.  Made for a Symphonion brand upright disc musical box, this is a faithful reproduction, reverse painted with gold lettering on a black background.  Measures 11 inches by 3 inches and has two counter-sunk mounting holes that are 9-3/8" apart.  Very hard to come by.  $295.00

 

 


Cuff Box Table For Size B & G Capital Cuff Music Boxes.  Made of solid oak this table is ready to finish to match the finish of your Capital Cuff Box.  It is a faithful duplication of the original table that would have come with the size B or G Capital Cuff Boxes.  There is one rotating  "Lazy Susan" storage rack for stacking your extra cuffs.  It measures 24-1/4" W  by 18" D  by  31" H   $1,095.00

       

  


Regina Model A Vacuum Cleaner.   With the advent of recorded sound (i.e. Edison) the mechanical music industry was in decline.  About 1910 Regina Music Box Company began making a new line of merchandise.  The Model A was their first foray into household cleaning appliances.  They would later make one called the Regina Electric-Broom, which many of you may remember from your youth.  This example of their Model A is complete working machine with original hose, wand and nozzle.  It is serial numbered 39229 on the underside.  Never found complete, this is a fine example and a great "go-with" for any musical box collector.  $795.00

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eckardt Nickel Plated Rotating 5-Tune Musical Christmas Tree Stand.  Manufactured by J.C. Eckardt of Stuttgart, Germany between 1886 and 1910.  Nickel plated metal top. Original cast iron tree cup holds a feather tree or 4-1/2 foot artificial tree. Plays five tunes.  Turning the lever to the right it plays two Christmas tunes: "Silent Night" and "O Come All Ye Faithful." Turning the lever to the left it plays three non-Christmas tunes: "Blue Danube Waltz" by Strauss, "Boccaccio March" by vonSuppe and "Roses From The South" also by Strauss.  Father Christmas motif stamped on a large brass medallion on the top.  Can be set to rotate the tree with or without the music.  In very good working order.  [SOLD]

           

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Imperator Model 'D' Musical Christmas Tree Stand.  Manufactured by F.A. Richter & Co. in Rudolstadt, Germany between 1886 and 1910.  Solid walnut wood case. Original cast iron tree cup holds a feather tree or 4-1/2 foot artificial tree. Plays 5-1/2" diameter discs on a 27-tooth tuned steel comb under the left-hand side of the box..  The front activation lever starts the music and rotates the tree.  Without a disc in place it will rotate the tree without the music.  Restored mechanism with original winding crank and six original 'D' discs, three Christmas tunes and three secular tunes.  Very scarce in full working order and excellent case condition.   [SOLD]

           

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Regina Style 11  15-1/2-inch Double Comb Disc Musical Box Manufactured by The Regina Music Box Company in Rahway, NJ. c. 1905, this plays 15-1/2 inch diameter discs on 152-tooth duplex tuned steel combs.  In a nice original oak case with handsome gold painted pinstripe decoration.  Included are 12 discs, a key for the case lock and an original Winding crank.  Blemishes on right side of case and light scratch on lid.   Mechanism restored.   [SOLD]

       

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Polyphon Style 104 19-5/8-inch Double Comb Disc Musical Box.   Manufactured by Polyphon Musikwerke in Leipzig, Germany, about 1895.  This plays 19-5/8” diameter discs on 118 tuned steel teeth in duplex combs.  In a walnut case with original finish.   With a custom made reproduction disc storage cabinet. Includes 12 original and new discs and the original winding crank.  This Polyphon stands 75 inches tall and is 29-1/2 wide at the base and 18 inches deep.  [SOLD]

 

           

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Eckardt Brass Plated Rotating 4-Tune Musical Christmas Tree Stand.  Manufactured by J.C. Eckardt of Stuttgart, Germany between 1886 and 1910.  Brass plated metal top. Original cast iron tree cup holds a feather tree or 4-1/2 foot artificial tree. Plays four tunes: two Christmas tunes, "Silent Night" and "O Come All Ye Faithful" and two non-Christmas tunes: "Annie Laurie" and "No Place Like Home."  Father Christmas motif stamped in relief on the top.  Can be set to rotate the tree with or without the music.  In very good working order.   [SOLD]

         

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Symphonion No. 2 8-1/4-inch Double Comb Disc Musical Box.   Manufactured by Symphonion Musikwerke in Leipzig, Germany, about 1895.  This plays 8-1/4-inch (21 cm) diameter discs on 60 tuned steel teeth in sublime harmonie configured duplex combs.  In an ebonized case with original finish.   Includes 12 original discs.  [SOLD]

       

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Kalliope Style 40  7-inch Single Comb Disc Musical Box.   Manufactured by Kalliope Musikwerke in Leipzig, Germany between 1890 and the early 1900's.  This plays 7” diameter discs on a single 36-note tuned steel comb.  In a walnut finished softwood case, the Style 40 was also made with bells.   Replacement lid picture.  Mechanism restored and case is an earlier restoration.  Includes 10 discs and original winding crank.  [SOLD]

 

           

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6-Air Swiss Cylinder Musical Box. This cylinder music box has a 6" cylinder and a 55-tooth comb.  It plays six operatic airs by Rossini, Verdi, Meyerbeer, Bellini and Auber as shown on tune sheet.  The latest tune is from Il Trovatore (1853) which makes the manufacture of this music box likely about 1855.  The tune sheet is the widely unattributed but well-known "lyre and spray of leaves" type, similar to Nos. 237 and 369 in H.A.V. Bulleid's "Tune Sheet" book.  The restored music mechanism is housed a grain painted case with red inside stain.  [SOLD]

       

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Regina Style 20  11-inch Single Comb Disc Musical Box.  Manufactured by The Regina Music Box Company in Rahway, NJ. c. 1898, this plays 11 inch diameter discs on 56-tooth tuned steel comb in a nice original mahogany case.  Includes 12 discs case key and original winding crank.  Mechanism restored.   [SOLD]

         

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Regina Style 21 8-inch Manivelle Disc Musical Box.   Manufactured by the Regina Music Box Company, Rahway, NJ c. 1902.  This plays 8-1/4” diameter discs on 77 tuned steel teeth on a single tuned steel comb.  In a mahogany case.    This has an original lid picture and plays well.  Includes 6 original discs and a replacement winding crank.  [SOLD]

 

     

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Solid Oak Serpentine Disc Storage Cabinet.   Suitable for 15-1/2" Serpentine or Other Style Disc Musical Boxes.  Has double-automatic door opening mechanism and a pull-out shelf containing ten slots for discs.  15-1/2" diameter discs fit nicely.  Top measures 24-1/2" wide by 22" deep.  Height is 34"  Some slight separation when doors are closed as seen in photo.   [SOLD]

 

             

 


Regina Style 22  8-1/2-inch Single Comb Disc Musical Box.  Manufactured by The Regina Music Box Company in Rahway, NJ. c. 1901, this plays 8-1/2 inch diameter discs on 41-tooth tuned steel comb.  In a nice original mahogany case, the Style 22 was made by the thousands.   Includes 10 discs and original winding crank.  Mechanism restored.   [SOLD]

         

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Regina Style 11  15-1/2-inch Double Comb Disc Musical Box Manufactured by The Regina Music Box Company in Rahway, NJ. c. 1896, this plays 15-1/2 inch diameter discs on 152-tooth duplex tuned steel combs.  In a nice restored oak case, the Style 11 was the most popular of the Regina styles.  Comes with a matching oak disc storage cabinet as pictured.  Included are 12 discs, keys for both the case and the disc storage cabinet.  Winding crank is a matching newer replacement.  Mechanism and case restored.   [SOLD]

       

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Regina Disc Storage Cabinet.  Original disc storage cabinet made for The Regina Music Box Company. Measures 23x20x34 inches, this was made to hold a 15-1/2" Regina Musical Box on top and to store the music box discs upright, rather than piling them on top of each other.  Nice red mahogany finish with good replacement dividers.  Working lock and key.   [SOLD]

     

 


Regina Style 22  8-1/2-inch Single Comb Disc Musical Box.  Manufactured by The Regina Music Box Company in Rahway, NJ. c. 1899, this plays 8-1/2 inch diameter discs on 41-tooth tuned steel comb.  In a nice original oak case, missing lower lid catch.   Includes 9 discs and original winding crank.  Mechanism restored.   [SOLD]

       

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Regina Style 13  15-1/2-inch Single Comb Coin-Op Disc Musical Box Manufactured by The Regina Music Box Company in Rahway, NJ. very early in their existence, c. 1895, this plays 15-1/2 inch diameter discs on a 78-tooth tuned steel comb.  In a nicely restored mahogany case with brass decorations, the Style 13 has what was dubbed their "Regular Movement."  This has a replacement locking coin drawer as well as a replacement coin drop mechanism.  Included are 12 discs, a key for  the case lock and original winding crank.  Mechanism and case restored.   [SOLD]  

           

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Regina Style 16  12-1/4-inch Double Comb Disc Musical Box. Manufactured by The Regina Music Box Company in Rahway, NJ. c. 1902, this plays 12-1/4 inch diameter discs on 112-tooth duplex tuned steel combs.  In a nice restored oak case, the Style 16 was the made in much lesser quantity than other styles.   Includes 12 discs, key for the case and original winding crank.  Mechanism and case restored.   [SOLD]

         

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Mira 15-1/2-inch Double Comb Disc Musical Box Manufactured by Mermod Frères in Ste Croix, Switzerland, c. 1905, this plays 15-1/2 inch diameter discs on 152-tooth duplex tuned steel combs.  Has speed moderator and unique (patented) disc pressure bar extending the length of the case from left to right. Replaced mainspring, otherwise all original.   Nice original finish mahogany case with rich patina.  Comes with 12 discs, a key for the case lock and the original winding crank.  [SOLD]

       

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Mira 6-3/4 inch Disc Musical Box.  Manufactured by Mermod Frères in Ste Croix, Switzerland, c. 1905, this plays 6-3/4 inch diameter discs on a -tooth tuned steel comb.  Has added zither attachment. Restored mechanism.   Nice original finish mahogany case with rich patina.  Comes with 10 discs and the original winding crank.   [SOLD]

     

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Mira 6-3/4 inch Disc Musical Box.   Manufactured by Mermod Frères in Ste Croix, Switzerland, c. 1905, this plays 6-3/4 inch diameter discs on a -tooth tuned steel comb.  Has added zither attachment. Older restoration.   Refinished oak case that is missing the front clasp, replaced lid support and replaced lid picture.  Comes with 10 discs and the original winding crank.  [SOLD]

     

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Symphonion Style 10  7-11/16-inch Single Comb Disc Musical Box.  Manufactured by Symphonion Musikwerke in Leipzig, Germany between 1886 and 1910.  This plays 7-11/16” diameter discs on a 41-note tuned steel comb.  In a mahogany case, the Style 11 was also made with bells and/or zither on special order.   Mechanism and case restored.  Includes 10 discs and original winding crank. [SOLD]

         

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Criterion Style 5 15-3/4-inch Double Comb Disc Musical Box.  Manufactured by F.G. Otto & Sons, Jersey City, NJ. c. between 1895 and 1909.  This plays 15-3/4” diameter discs on two 76-note tuned steel combs and has a brilliant sound.  In a mahogany case, the Criterion Style 5 was a competitor with the 15-1/2" Regina musical box.   The mechanism and case are in excellent condition, possibly an earlier restoration.  Includes 11 discs and original winding crank. [SOLD]

       

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12-Air Swiss Cylinder Musical Box Manufactured by an unknown maker, this musical box plays 12 airs on a 13" cylinder.  Grain painted case with lovely inlay on lid.  Original tune card.  Included is the key for the case lock.  Mechanism restored.   [SOLD]

       

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4-Air Swiss Cylinder Musical Box Manufactured by an unknown maker, this musical box plays 4 airs on a 65-note comb.  Plain fruitwood case with banded inlay on lid.  Original tune card showing three Civil War era tunes and one earlier operatic tune.   Mechanism restored.  [SOLD]

       

 

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Eckardt Nickel Plated Rotating Musical Christmas Tree Stand.  Manufactured by J.C. Eckardt of Stuttgart, Germany between 1886 and 1910.  Nickel plated metal top. Original cast iron tree cup holds a feather tree or 4-1/2 foot artificial tree. Plays two tunes, "Silent Night" and "O Sanctissima."  Father Christmas motif stamped in relief on the top.  Can be set to rotate the tree with or without the music.  In very good working order.   [SOLD]

         

 

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Kalliope Style 40  7-inch Single Comb Disc Musical Box.  Manufactured by Kalliope Musikwerke in Leipzig, Germany between 1890 and the early 1900's.  This plays 7” diameter discs on a single 36-note tuned steel comb.  In a walnut finished softwood case, the Style 40 was also made with bells.   Mechanism restored and case is an earlier restoration.  Includes 10 discs and original winding crank. [SOLD]

       

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Kalliope Style 40  7-inch Single Comb Disc Musical Box.  Manufactured by Kalliope Musikwerke in Leipzig, Germany between 1890 and the early 1900's.  This plays 7” diameter discs on a single 36-note tuned steel comb.  In a walnut finished softwood case, the Style 40 was also made with bells.   Mechanism restored and case is an earlier restoration.  Includes 9 discs and original winding crank. Currently on display at the Morris County Historical Society's museum, Acorn Hall in Morristown, NJ.   [SOLD]

         

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Cuff Box Table For Sizes C, D, E & F Capital Cuff Music Boxes.   Made of solid oak and finished with a golden oak stain, this table is a faithful duplication of the original table that would have come with the size C, D, E or F Capital Cuff Boxes.  There are 2 rotating "Lazy Susan" storage racks for stacking your extra cuffs.  It measures 31" W  by  21-1/2" D  by  32-1/2" H.  [SOLD]

       

 

 


 

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