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Germany, early 20th century, two-part form, ornate walnut veneer case, labeled to cornice "KALLIOPE / Musik-Automat" beneath a balustrade gallery, carved and turned pilasters flanking the double comb instrument behind glass, 10 pfennig coin operation and crank arm to side, mounted upon a conforming stand with pull-out disc storage; raised on turned bun feet. Includes case keys.
All I Ask of You; Lobe den Herren Choral; At the Christmas Tree The Candles Burn; O Tannenbaum; Monastery Bells; Silent Night; La Paloma; Chor und Tyrolinee Aus Tell; Maria Von Shubert 551; The Bird Seller; Funiculi Funicula; Kalliope March; Merry Bachelor; Merry Wives of Windsor; Radetzky March; The Fairy-Doll Waltz; Double Eagle March; Parade of Tin Soldiers; Mimosa Waltz; Loreley; Vienna Swallows March; Spanish Serenade; Nest of Finches; Waves of Danube; Vilya; Wedding March; Wenn de Bladenleise rauschen; das Echo; Chant Song: Urunten; Roses of the South; Santa Lucia; Spinn! Spinn!; Tiroler Holzhacker-Buab'n Marsch.
77 x 26 3/8 x 16 1/2 in.Private Collection of Music Boxes, North Carolina
Loose mount to side crank arm; restored gallery; some surface scratches; some denting and spotting to metal discs; some discs later reissues.