Objects with musical mechanism and automaton

Musical fob

    Musical fob

    Switzerland, 1.0 x 2.7 x 2.4 cm


    Gold, steel, brass, diamond; mechanical works, engraving, soldering


    The fob is the form of rectangular gold case with roundy corners, in which a miniature musical movement is mounted. The movement is pinned cylinder, sound comb comprised of tuned steel reeds and spring engine. The embed front side is engraved with the calendar grid for September 1931, where the week days are indicated by the first letters of their English titles. Miniature diamond is fixed in prongs in the 27th day of the month. Round hinged handle for winding the movement is on the case rear side. The pull activation button is on the right side. The mark “14Kc” is imprinted on the bottom. Suspension ring is soldered on the long lateral side surface. Most likely, the fob is a memorable gift for the date - September 27, 1931.