Cylinder Musical Boxes

Musical box

    Musical box

    Wood, metal, glass, leather; marquetry

    59 х 25.5 х 30 cm; cylinder 27.9 х 5.5 cm

    Wooden casket, the central part is decorated with two kinds of veneer with intarsia and edging along the perimeter, marquetry with the image of a rhomboid pattern is in the center. The cover top part is decorated with two types of veneer with edging as well; marquetry with the image of a bird's nest surrounded by floral ornament is in the center. The casket inner surface is painted black. The movement is closed with a lid with glass, which can be raised with a leather strap. Six bells with hammers and a drum with eight hammers are behind the cylinder. A crank is on the left side, two brass switches are on the right side. While rotating, the pins on the cylinder cling to the metal comb plates, causing them to oscillate and produce the desired notes.
    The range is 77 tones. Music storage: metal cylinder for two tunes.

    Инв.60/ММП