ANTIQUE VINTAGE COLLECTABLE MERMOD FRERE AUTO-PLAY MUSIC BOX 1888

Dec 22
2015
ANTIQUE VINTAGE COLLECTABLE MERMOD FRERE AUTO-PLAY MUSIC BOX 1888


ANTIQUE VINTAGE COLLECTABLE MERMOD FRERE AUTO-PLAY MUSIC BOX 1888


ANTIQUE VINTAGE COLLECTABLE MERMOD FRERE AUTO-PLAY MUSIC BOX 1888


ANTIQUE VINTAGE COLLECTABLE MERMOD FRERE AUTO-PLAY MUSIC BOX 1888


ANTIQUE VINTAGE COLLECTABLE MERMOD FRERE AUTO-PLAY MUSIC BOX 1888


ANTIQUE VINTAGE COLLECTABLE MERMOD FRERE AUTO-PLAY MUSIC BOX 1888


ANTIQUE VINTAGE COLLECTABLE MERMOD FRERE AUTO-PLAY MUSIC BOX 1888


ANTIQUE VINTAGE COLLECTABLE MERMOD FRERE AUTO-PLAY MUSIC BOX 1888



ABOUT – 125 YRARS OLD. MERMOD FRERE Music Box SINCE 1816 AIRS Tunes WORKING. This is an AUTHENTIC 1800s. MERMOD FRERE Musical Box made in Switzerland in or about 1888. The CYLINDER AND TUNED COMB TINES of the Musical Box. Works and automatically advances to play 6 different tunes (see label on box cover pic) or you can set it to repeat one tune over and over. MERMOD FRERE is one of the OLDEST, LARGEST and BEST music box HANDMADE CUSTOM CRAFTMENSHIP MAKERS IN EUROPE. THE TONE / NOTE RESONANCE / SOUND IS IN THE COMB TINES, NOT THE REPAIRABLE TIPS. EXAMPLE – IN OTHER WORDS YOU DON’T THROW AWAY THE GUITAR BECAUSE THE STRINGS BREAK. Wind down MAIN SPRING type Swiss made 1888. 3 1/2 BRASS CASTING cylinder and brass tooth comb. External key wind BRASS handle / crank. Several hallmark markings : SWISS , an Armour shield with M F 1816 on the REPEAT and CHANGE (LEFT SIDE) PATENTED DEC. 6 1887 MAL 8 1888 on the PLAY & STOP (RIGHT SIDE) Case is dark stained with visible grain high quality hard wood cabinetry. Cylinder protected with hinged inside wood framed. Great working beautiful rich. Overall condition for its antique. Vintage age OF 124 YEARS, NO SPLITS IN WOOD. NO SEPARATION OF JOINED CORNERS, NO DEEP SCRATCHES OR GOUGES ONLY the expected SURFACE FINISH MARKS THAT COULD HAVE BEEN MADE IN ITS 1. NO CHIPPED WOODEN EDGES no repairs seen, superficial hanhling / use marks ONLY. APPROX: 14″ length, 7 ” deep, 5 high. Switch to “REPEAT” or CHANGE the tune played and. Another switch PLAY or STOP All the Brass & Nickel cast parts seem to be in good condition SEE PICTURES AND JUDGE FOR YOURSELF. The cylinder has I believe 58 notes to play 6 AIRS TUNES. I can find no damage to the brass roll and the music box actually plays. The housing for the spring looks good, too, with no scratches. The Butterfly speed control has no damage, no scratches or dents and spins quietly and freely. The finish to the case is worn from NORMAL handeling over 124 years. The case itself is in good condition with tight joints and no cracks to the wood; there are some minor nicks. The opening glass top cover is original. The solid hardwood, looks to be walnut? Top of finely constructed cabinet has what looks to be an inlaid design? SEE PICTURES AND JUIDGE FOR YOURSELF. It has the original crank to wind the original main spring. (There is a storage compartment inside the wooden cabinet for key storage). ABUSE AND OR ANY OTHER REASON. SEE PICTURES TO JUDGE CONDITION FOR YOUR SELF. The item “ANTIQUE VINTAGE COLLECTABLE MERMOD FRERE AUTO-PLAY MUSIC BOX 1888″ is in sale since Wednesday, November 13, 2013. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “associated1″ and is located in Utica, New York. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, to all countries in Europe, to all countries in continental Asia, to Australia.

  • Country of Manufacture: Switzerland
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