Beautiful 10 song cylinder music made in the USA Circa 1880s to 1900 i believe, unusual to have the Box made here as most were imported, has unbelievable nickel finishes inside the box and a great inlaid top with beautiful instruments, music box has 61 needle comb completely intact, box has manual wind on the side simply pull the handle towards the front a few times and the Box begins to play, top cover appears to be made of Walnut I believe, and what I originally thought was a stain I thought is a type of burl in the wood and gives it great character, the outer black lacquer like finish does have some wearing to which it has worn threw in some places, no big missing pieces or cracks in the wood appears very solid. Music assembly has been cleaned and oiled and plays very well, the Box does switch through gears no problem only thing is that the counter will need adjustment or maybe a new spring (very easy fix) as it does not completely register on the dial itself due to age and I don’t think it has the same resistance it once did, I played with it a little bit and got it much better working, the switches on the side that can change or make the song repeat well the second switch to stop and play the song at some point must have had the end broken off and somebody many many years ago just simply put a manual switch in, this could also easily be repaired just simply thread the arm back into the switch. The Star Spangled Banner.. The item “Large rare American 10 song cylinder music box, very ornate Art Deco look” is in sale since Wednesday, May 30, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “us.trouv” and is located in Cranston, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped to United States.
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