This thing is huge and heavy. Largest one of these I have owned in fifty years. 62 note comb, all in perfect condition. The deep bass notes have large weights attached beneath them that make them sound GLORIOUS! # 13679 stamped in plate that holds drum at left side. 13 long nickle plated drum. Zither bar can be applied to “mute” the tone or be left backed off, out of use. 12 song number indicator. “Change” or “Repeat” song switch. “Stop” or “Play” switch. One beautiful ruby jewel bushing on the governor. Crank to wind is always attached so you never lose the wind key. I think Swiss made but name label is long gone so IDK? Lid song label has crumbled to dust. The outside top of lid looks like it has had the finish striped off? Music box looks circa 1890’s for sure. Song titles as best we can tell are. Of Ich Dich Liel. I know how to get it to you in one piece. The item “Swiss 13 Nickel Plate Cylinder Music box with Zither bar plays 12 Airs 1890″ is in sale since Tuesday, November 5, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “museum3″ and is located in Wickliffe, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland
- Brand: unknown
- Featured Refinements: Cylinder Music Box