Cylinder Musical Boxes

Musical box with cylinder for four tunes

    Musical box with cylinder for four tunes

    Switzerland

    Wood (mahogany, birch), metal, glass, paper, leather; marquetry, casting

    51.5 х 23 х 15 cm, 9.3 kg

    Mark on cylinder: "3106"; on the label: "306.301, 3106"

    Wooden rectangular casket with lock and metal onlay, with two lids. The top one is hinged, the bottom one – with glass. The casket case of the box is painted imitating rosewood with veins. The lid top surface is veneered with mahogany, framed with a frame of birch veneer and decorated with the images of painted floral compositions, flute and a horn, bandaged by ribbon, imitating the marquetry technique. On the inside of the lid is Paper label with a list of tunes is on the lid inner side.

    The movement consists of a cylinder and a sound comb for 77 tones. The crank on the case left side winds the musical mechanism. Two levers - one to start/stop the tunes, other for the movement switching on/off are on the right side.

    Music storage: metal cylinder.

    Инв.610/ММП