ANTIQUE 15.5 DISK REGINA MUSIC BOX TOP QUALITY ELEGANTLY CARVED CABINET

Feb 22
2016
ANTIQUE 15.5 DISK REGINA MUSIC BOX TOP QUALITY ELEGANTLY CARVED CABINET


ANTIQUE 15.5 DISK REGINA MUSIC BOX TOP QUALITY ELEGANTLY CARVED CABINET


ANTIQUE 15.5 DISK REGINA MUSIC BOX TOP QUALITY ELEGANTLY CARVED CABINET


ANTIQUE 15.5 DISK REGINA MUSIC BOX TOP QUALITY ELEGANTLY CARVED CABINET


ANTIQUE 15.5 DISK REGINA MUSIC BOX TOP QUALITY ELEGANTLY CARVED CABINET


ANTIQUE 15.5 DISK REGINA MUSIC BOX TOP QUALITY ELEGANTLY CARVED CABINET


ANTIQUE 15.5 DISK REGINA MUSIC BOX TOP QUALITY ELEGANTLY CARVED CABINET


ANTIQUE 15.5 DISK REGINA MUSIC BOX TOP QUALITY ELEGANTLY CARVED CABINET


ANTIQUE 15.5 DISK REGINA MUSIC BOX TOP QUALITY ELEGANTLY CARVED CABINET


ANTIQUE 15.5 DISK REGINA MUSIC BOX TOP QUALITY ELEGANTLY CARVED CABINET


ANTIQUE 15.5 DISK REGINA MUSIC BOX TOP QUALITY ELEGANTLY CARVED CABINET


ANTIQUE 15.5 DISK REGINA MUSIC BOX TOP QUALITY ELEGANTLY CARVED CABINET


15 1/2 Regina carved case disc music box. It measures 12″ tall by 21″ wide by 18.5 deep. It plays with a beautiful tone and comes with 10 disc records. The case is in beautiful condition though it is over 100 years old and is not in perfect condition as most functional antiques are prone to be. There are some imperfections in the carvings due to wear. Ithaca, NY to California. The History Center in Tompkins County at. The Regina Music Box Company History (credit to the Meekins Music Box Company). The Regina Music Box Company story begins in Gohis, Germany in 1885 at the Symphonion music box Co. When the disc playing music box was introduced. Sensing that their boss was on to a good thing-and figuring they could make a better music box – two Symphonion employees, Gustave Brachhausen and Paul Reissner , left the company in 1889 to set up there own firm, Polyphon, in nearby Leipzig. It wasn’t long before they were outselling their former employer. A very steep increase in tariffs on goods imported to the United States, enacted in 1890, made it more cost-effective for Polyphon to set up shop here rather than export its music boxes from Germany. The Regina Music Box Company basically followed the industry standard, tweaked it and executed it better than its competitors. Among the Regina music boxes more significant improvements were the introduction of stronger spring-wound motors that could play for a longer time before they required rewinding and the placement of the machine’s sounding board on the top to increase volume called a short bedplate. More than 100 years ago the Regina Music Box Company was regarded as Americas finest music box maker. In later generations, Regina became better known for manufacturing vacuum cleaners but the company’s original goal was to fill daily life with music – and for a time it was very successful in doing so. Nevertheless plenty of households owned a Regina music box. The Regina Music Box Company produced more than 100,000 music boxes between 1892 and 1920. Only a relatively small number of Regina music boxes have survived 2 world wars’ scrap metal drives and other forms of elimination. The item “ANTIQUE 15.5 DISK REGINA MUSIC BOX TOP QUALITY ELEGANTLY CARVED CABINET” is in sale since Sunday, February 21, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “thack1958″ and is located in Ithaca, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.

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