Several music box manufacturers, such as Regina and Mermod Freres, made an effort to sustain their manufacturing efforts by combining their music boxes with the newly emerging technology of disk phonographs. The results were named Reginaphones, Miraphones, etc. Unfortunately for these companies, the music box era was ending, and by 1920 they all but ceased to exist. However, these interim “hybrids” were interesting and unusual instruments and highly prized by collectors today. MUSIC BOX & PHONOGRAPH. We are pleased to offer this “hybrid” music box & phonograph combination. It was made in very limited numbers by Regina and this may be the only known example in oak. The music box plays size 20.5 diameter disks, of which we will furnish 20. The combs and mechanism are perfect; there are no broken teeth or damper squeaks. Serial #85048 is on the bedplate, and this dates to 1908. The phonograph components, supplied to Regina by Columbia, consist of the tone arm/reproducer, turntable and wood horn, all original and in excellent condition. The desk, of quarter-sawn oak, is in superb condition and measures 46″ x 27″ x 32. There is ample storage inside the desk for the music box disks, and the phonograph components (except for the horn, which does fit in the kneehole). Deliveries in the U. We are a leading world-wide dealer and specialist in mechanical music, clocks and phonographs and stand by what we sell 100%. Musical Treasures of Miami. 2940 West Lake Vista Circle, Davie, FL 33328. Antique Music Boxes – Clocks – Phonographs. The item “REGINA REGINAPHONE DESK MUSIC BOX & PHONOGRAPH” is in sale since Monday, May 18, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “musicaltreasuresofmiami” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States