ANTIQUE CIRCA 1870s – 1880s MELODIA – PERFORATED. PAPER ROLL – MUSIC ROLLER ORGAN. MANUFACTURED BY THE AMERICAN. A working American made roller organ circa LATE 1870’s – 1880′ with one paper roll. Appears to be playing but the mechanism is merely a rubber type of wheel which turns the. Wooden spool when the big crank is turned – and because the’rubber’ of this. Primitive and very simple mechanism is dried out, it is hard to say if the roller. Organ is operating at full capacity – as some slippage may be occurring. Good sound out of the box, one must crank FAST. ORIGINAL PAPER RE-WIND CRANK IS PRESENT. Gold gilt stenciling on sides, front and back really nice, but the top stenciling. With name of “MELODIA” and AMERICAN MERCHANTILE CO. Is a little light and. The lacquer finish to the organ is very very good and shiny. With little or no wear over-all. Case is 18″ WIDE x 18″ TALL x 18 DEEP. The paper roll has some minor scattered tears and also some minor spats of paper. Staining, but is generally very good. Apparently a rare machine with a crude or primitive style mechanism. Wear, scratches and other imperfections is consistent with age and use but essentially. Very clean and displays nicely. Please see all photos as they are part of the. Look over all photos! GA STATE residents or out of state when out. The item “ANTIQUE c1870s-80s MELODIA -Music Roll ROLLER ORGAN-American Merchantile Co MFGr” is in sale since Monday, January 25, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “artsandsciences” and is located in Atlanta, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Handmade: No
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Brand: MELODIA