Lecoultre Preserved Musical Box Early Fruitwood 80Teeth Comb Intact. I would like to identify who L. Lecoultre is and more information on the unidentified maker mark. Any help from experts would be appreciated. This music box is for sale, but, I’m trying to complete the identification and will adjust the price accordingly. This is a very early collectable musical box. I’ve compiled as much information as possible on this music box in two web links which includes many additional photos and information on the background of this music box as I know it. This includes a comparison to a spare L. The spare unit has the same maker mark and no serial number in the usual spot on the bedplate. More details are in the links. This is a L. Lecoultre” music box but it is not clear who “L. The maker mark is stamped on the bedplate as normally expected and I’ve included a macro shot zooming in on the detail of it. There is no serial number on the bedplate which is complicating age identification, although there. A number of other markings documented. This music box has essentially been untouched other than removing the unit from the Fruitwood box for photos and identification. This box will remain in preservation mode for as long as I own it and as such is not restored nor is fully in tune. It runs perfectly (all three controls work) and I think it sounds beautiful as it is despite a few odd notes. The excellent news is all the comb teeth and tips are complete. There’s a lot to negotiate on this sale including the spare L. Lecoultre box and governor described in the letter. I secured the spare for the governor as one of the governor fan blades of this unit had long ago broke off and is missing. That said, I like the speed at which the music plays and feel no urgent need to replace the original governor. The prior owners had requested me to share my findings and I’ve just sent off a letter to them which an internet friendly version is at the link containing information found and known about this musical box. Goto to 123agates dot com then add a slash. And paste the document name Latest_L_Lecoultre_Music_Box_Study. LETTER TO PRIOR OWNERS (MORE OF THE STORY/INVESTIGATION). And paste the document name Latest_Liz_and_Duane_Music_Box_Internet_Version. The tune sheet is missing, but. Massaniello (Masaniello is the correct spelling). By the maker mark nor bottom of the box. Is stamped on the side of the solid brass plate spring side. 1 3/8 x 5. Is etched as shown (governor side). The brass spring barrel is stamped. On the outside as shown below. Dimensions are 10.5 x 4.25 x 3.25. Key 3 x 1 7/8 stamped. On the opposite side. The brass plate is ¼ thick. There are 3 pencil signatures on the inside of the top. The wood slat divider is removable and the design serves multiple purposes. Facilitates easy removal of the musical device. Storage for the key. The edge is recessed as shown for glass. ABOUT THE SONGS (3 AIRE). Tune sheet is missing, but. Songs names are hand-written inside the top. Dates to 1823 and matches this beautiful. Masaniello is the correct spelling. The item “C. 1830 L. Lecoultre Preserved Music Box Early Fruitwood 80Teeth Comb Intact” is in sale since Sunday, December 15, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “timber_blacksmith” and is located in Yorkville, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Brand: Regina