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New Century Four-Comb 18 1/2-inch Disc Musical Box

Auction:
2447
Lot:
389
Sold for:
$5,036$4,250

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2447
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
July 25, 2009 10:00AM

Description:

New Century Four-Comb 18 1/2-inch Disc Musical Box, Style 412, No. 2286, with two barley-twist pressure bars, zither on one comb, speed control, and mahogany case with stepped lid and flame mahogany veneered interior panel, wd. 27 in., with twelve zinc discs.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Good unrestored playing condition. Combs are complete, with no missing teeth or tips. Movement runs, although reluctantly at slow speeds, and the start / stop mechanism requires attention. Zither does not sound. Case with the original finish, well-preserved on the inside, faded on the outside. Disc titles are: Stabat Mater. Dolorosa, Washington Post March, Ave Maria, Martha Oh So Pure, Tannhauser Pilgrim's Chorus, Freyshutz Prayer, The Holy City, Cavalleria Rusticana Intermezzo, La Czarina Mazurka, Faust Romance, Tell Me Pretty Maiden ("Floradora"), Carmen Toreador Song".

Keywords

Dolorosa, Washington Post, Tannhauser Pilgrim's Chorus, Ave Maria, Carmen Toreador Song, Martha Oh So, Mahogany