Metal Discs

Metal disc No. 8027 Johann Strauss (Jr) "Morgenblätter"

    Metal disc No. 8027 Johann Strauss (Jr) "Morgenblätter"

    Germany, Leipzig

    The 1900s

    Composer: Strauss Johann (Jr), Orphenion - Musikwerke Seiler, Müller & Hensch

    Steel; presswork, printing, oxidation, varnishing

    Diameter 66 cm

    Inscriptions on the disc: “№ 8027“Morgenblätter. Walzer”, “Morning papers”, “Feuilles du matin”, “Orphenion"


    Metal disc is made of thin steel sheet by presswork, with round aperture in the center and oval holes along the edge. Projection slots, inscriptions with the catalog number, melody title, the author's last name, and the trademark lyre-shaped imprint with ribbon, laurel branches and the inscription “Orphenion” are on the disc front side. Projections formed by partial cutting and bending, the location of which determines the melody to be played are on the disc work side. Waltz Morgenblätter by the Austrian composer, conductor and violinist Johan Strauss II (25.10.1825-03.06.1899), written in 1863.
    Music player: Disc music box “Orphenion” (No. 677).