6 airs cylinder music box. Croix swiss mandoline music box. 6 airs / 10 pouces wood inlay cylinder music box. Cylinder size: 10-15/16″ (278cm) long x 2-1/8″ (54mm) in diameter. Music box dimensions: 20″ long x 8-3/4″ deep x 5-3/4 high – (50.5cm x 22cm x 14.5cm).
Circa 1870’s – 1880’s music box w/ a wood inlay lid. The original reporte of the musical tunes is located on the inside of the lid. The music box plays the following melodies as listed on the underside of the lid. Tyrolienne de la pie jarisieene.
Orphee aux enfers gloire ol jupiter. This music box is in good collectable condition – condition rating: b- (7.5 out of 10). The music box is fully functional & plays properly. All of the tune bar “teeth” are intact & not broken.
The cylinder has some tarnishing. The original key has apparently found another home & is no longer present. The box itself has some scuff marks, scratches & staining that almost appears to be the current owner’s last name initial. As with many of these antique music boxes, refurbishing this one would be worth considering.
The music box has no apparent serial number on the case or any of the music box mechanisms. The following identifying marks / designations are forged, stamped, engraved or written on the specified components. On the inside ends of the flywheel mount and the opposite clockworks gear mount, there appears to be the numbers “14″ forged or stamped into the mounts. On the underside of the tune bar there is “sbi” cast into the brass as well as the hand engraved numbers “559″. On the inside bottom of the music box beneath the cylinder, there is the following written in pencil in curseph script:”marqueterie urns wund” which i would deduce has something to do with the clockspring winding.
There is also the number “2″ written and circled in pencil as well as the number “19″ written in pencil but not circled. Also on the inside bottom in larger size is the number “14″ perhaps pertaining to the number 14 stamped on the mechanism mounts. Detail photos of these identifications are available upon request. Personal check (within the usa only).
The item “ANTIQUE SWISS MANDOLINE PVF. CROIX WOOD INLAY CYLINDER MUSIC BOX 6 AIRS” is in sale since Monday, February 17, 2014. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″.
The seller is “catnip56″ and is located in The Dalles, Oregon. This item can only be shipped Worldwide.