Rare Antique Swiss 4 Tune Wooden Ratcheting Cylinder Music Box- Thorens Reuge

Mar 03
2016
Rare Antique Swiss 4 Tune Wooden Ratcheting Cylinder Music Box- Thorens Reuge


Rare Antique Swiss 4 Tune Wooden Ratcheting Cylinder Music Box- Thorens Reuge


Rare Antique Swiss 4 Tune Wooden Ratcheting Cylinder Music Box- Thorens Reuge


Rare Antique Swiss 4 Tune Wooden Ratcheting Cylinder Music Box- Thorens Reuge


Rare Antique Swiss 4 Tune Wooden Ratcheting Cylinder Music Box- Thorens Reuge


Rare Antique Swiss 4 Tune Wooden Ratcheting Cylinder Music Box- Thorens Reuge


Rare Antique Swiss 4 Tune Wooden Ratcheting Cylinder Music Box- Thorens Reuge


Rare Antique Swiss 4 Tune Wooden Ratcheting Cylinder Music Box- Thorens Reuge


Rare Antique Swiss 4 Tune Wooden Ratcheting Cylinder Music Box- Thorens Reuge


Rare Antique Swiss 4 Tune Wooden Ratcheting Cylinder Music Box- Thorens Reuge


Very well made and interesting music box, circa 1800’s. This piece is all original and plays 4 separate songs. It features a crank on the left side that ratchets to wind the movement, and 2 levers on the right side; one for start/stop and the other to set the cylinder to auto tune change. The movement runs smooth, thought he levers need oiling/maintenance to move more easily. The Comb has a total of 60 teeth; one comb is missing on the left side (pictured). This is a large music box that measures approximately 11 1/2″ long X 5 1/2″ wide and 4 1/2 tall. It features a pane of glass to protect the workings from foreign material. The finish on the exterior of the box does exhibit loss from age and could be re-stained to spruce it up- though it has a lovely antique look as is. The fly wheel needs to be given a little manual spin to get the cylinder started, and the music that plays is out of tune; someone who knows how to run this type of box can probably get it in tune easily; I’m just not familiar with the use of the auto-tune lever. This would be a beautiful box to add to any collection, especially with a little TLC. To see the music box in action, please visit this youtube link. The item “Rare Antique Swiss 4 Tune Wooden Ratcheting Cylinder Music Box- Thorens Reuge” is in sale since Monday, February 29, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “thib.aman” and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.

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