ANTIQUE MUSICAL SWISS STATION MUSIC BOX COIN-OP AUTOMATON

Mar 07
2016
ANTIQUE MUSICAL SWISS STATION MUSIC BOX COIN-OP AUTOMATON


ANTIQUE MUSICAL SWISS STATION MUSIC BOX COIN-OP AUTOMATON


ANTIQUE MUSICAL SWISS STATION MUSIC BOX COIN-OP AUTOMATON


ANTIQUE MUSICAL SWISS STATION MUSIC BOX COIN-OP AUTOMATON


ANTIQUE MUSICAL SWISS STATION MUSIC BOX COIN-OP AUTOMATON


ANTIQUE MUSICAL SWISS STATION MUSIC BOX COIN-OP AUTOMATON


ANTIQUE MUSICAL SWISS STATION MUSIC BOX COIN-OP AUTOMATON


ANTIQUE MUSICAL SWISS STATION MUSIC BOX COIN-OP AUTOMATON


1890 SWISS RAILWAY STATION MUSIC BOX. In our efforts to provide absolute top-quality items for sale, we continually search the world for the finest antique music boxes, phonographs, and clocks. Our on-line collection, available for viewing at Musical Treasures of Miami, displays a vast array of museum-quality items, which not only include antique music boxes, but also phonographs, clocks and other antique mechanical rarities. For many years, beginning in the 1890’s, the waiting rooms of most Swiss railway stations had these “station boxes” to provide musical and visual entertainment for travelers. These coin-operated wonders were and assembled and maintained by entrepreneurs such as Henri Vidouvez or August Lasseur, and then leased to the railroad for a share of the profits. Eventually removed from service after many years, most were worn out and scrapped, but others, such as these, were reclaimed and restored to their original function and beauty by the famous Baud Freres workshop in L’Auberson, now part of the world famous Baud Museum. This musical delight features. Musical movement by Mermod Freres of St. 13 cylinder playing Sublime Harmonie arrangements. 6 nested, tuned bells with ornamental, engraved “Bee” strikers. Drum with 8 strikers. Individual on-off switches for the bells and drum. Plays 8 lively tunes, with original tune sheet. Casework 28″ wide x 14″ deep x 36 high (including pediment). Front and side grilles with cloth to allow music to emanate at full volume. Automatic internal light, turns on when the music is playing. Original lock & key. Drop a coin in the slot, the light comes on, the music plays, and the ladies dance!! 1890, these station boxes are the most prized by collectors world-wide. Take a look and see why. None have ever found their way back to us; they get passed on to the next generation within their family. It has taken us several years to finally acquire this from our friends in Switzerland. This is a fabulous music box in stunning condition. You will not be disappointed! NO CHARGE for packing & crating – we do it all, professionally, at no cost to you! We are experienced international shippers and use. Musical Treasures of Miami. 2940 West Lake Vista Circle, Davie, FL 33328. Antique Music Boxes – Clocks – Phonographs. The item “ANTIQUE MUSICAL SWISS STATION MUSIC BOX COIN-OP AUTOMATON” is in sale since Wednesday, March 02, 2016. 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.

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