Offered here is a lovely vintage gately reed roller (circa 1886) it comes with the original handle and the original roller rewind key. The box is crisply stenciled on all sides and on the top of the box as well and i would say at least 99% or more of the original stenciling is still intact.. The organette meaures approx 12″ wide by 12″ deep by 9.5 tall. The bellows seem fine. He had a cane stand and neck strap which i removed. I was told he had a monkey and would play it at the carnival. It appears in pristine condition but the roll that is on it is not in very good condition. So the music is not very good. As you can see the original instructions are inside the case. On the lid there is flap that i guess moves with the airflow. The original wire is there but unhooked. A rubber band is now serving that purpose as pictured. It is a wonderful item as i previous stated, but i really do not know much about these items.The item “GATELY REED PAPER ROLLER ORGAN MUSIC BOX, organ grinder, 1886, ORIGINAL FINISH” is in sale since Saturday, March 28, 2015. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “wallys5266″ and is located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States