Gem roller organ, 8×12x14 inches, with 6 wooden cobs, made by the autophone co. There is no date stamp as is usually found on one of the bellows. Boards but based on the clover leaf base and the playing mechanism it dates to. Vacuum operated organs like this one, were first made in late. 1887 and for a few months into 1888 used the same case style, playing mechanism. And stenciling that was used on the earlier pressure gem organs. Of a black label can be seen above the keys and in front of the reservoir. This is a label that was applied by ghw bates & co. Who was an early. Distributor of the organs. Can see in the photos that there is significant loss of finish and damage to. As far as i know the organ is all original except for the valve. Pads which have been replaced with new felt/leather pads. Shows some wear on the corners were it folds but the cloth has been sealed on. This organ should play for many more years before it needs further. It is very tight and plays with good volume. Comes with six cobs of roughly the same vintage as the organ. The sweet bye-and-bye, 103. When the swallows homeward fly, 125. Last rose of summer, 183. Can listen to cob #1 the sweet bye-and-bye played on this organ at.The item “Antique 1888 Gem Roller Organ with six music rollers cobs” is in sale since Sunday, January 25, 2015. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “oldplayer511″ and is located in Dallas, Texas. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America and to all countries in Europe and to Japan and to Australia.