MIRA DISK MUSIC BOX ” ABSOLUTELY SUPERB CONDITION “. As you know, the Swiss were the pioneers and virtual monopolizers of the music box industry throughout the 19th century. Their dominance in the manufacture and distribution of cylinder music boxes was legendary. But, later on, the Germans came up with a competing format , the disk music box, that threw the Swiss for a loop. Mermod Freres of St. Croix, Switzerland, who had a long history as watchmakers, and of fine cylinder music boxes, entered the fray with designs of their own. The Stella music box, for instance, featured disks without projections. But Stellas did not have the volume or resonance to effectively compete against Polyphons or Symphonions, so Mermod brought out their “Mira” line, with full volume and dynamic sound that had no equal. To this day, experts agree, the finest-sounding disk music boxes, size for size, are Miras. Of course, not all music boxes, after 120+ years, will necessarily sound like back in the day. Thus, condition is vital. But when you have a well-preserved music box such as this, there certainly is no question that the Mira sound is better than any of the Reginas, Polyphons, Symphonions, etc. We offer this fabulous console music box, made of solid mahogany with hand-carved adornment, measuring 30″ wide x 23″ deep x 42 high. The condition of the casework, as you can see in the pictures, is near-mint. The same can be said for the mechanism, with no broken or replaced teeth, all well in tune, with no damper noises or other issues. A big, solid music box such as this benefits from sturdy legs with casters, so you can move it about your house with ease. We are offering this with a BRAND-NEW set of 18.5 diameter disks that we had custom-made in England by Renaissance Disks, and we assure you, these disks are better than originals, they play perfectly, are specially coated to prevent rust, and are the only disks we ever use in our personal music boxes. Here are the titles. O COME ALL Y FAITHFUL. CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA – INTERMEZZO. POET & PEASANT OVERTURE. IL TRAVATORE – MISERE. IL TRAVATORE – CHORUS. You will not be disappointed in this premier antique music box. 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 “FABULOUS MIRA MUSIC BOX CHRISTMAS DISKS INCLUDED WE SHIP WORLDWIDE” is in sale since Friday, April 10, 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: Germany