Paillard & Cie. Cylinder Music Box


This music box was made by Charles Paillard & Cie. in St. Croix, Switzerland, 1841. It is a cylinder music box, with 4 tunes. The music box has a cylinder one-piece comb with 51 teeth. The cylinder is 2-3/4" long. The music box is activated with a key wound metal spring.

John Howard Foote (1833-1896) was a musical instrument dealer with shops in New York City and Chicago. This instrument listed in an 1880 J. Howard Foote catalog, sold as a small size music box (#6833), for $10.20.

Maker: Charles Paillard & Cie.Charles Paillard & Cie.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Switzerland

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Related Publication: Densmore, Frances. Handbook of the Collection of Musical Instruments in the United States National Museum.

Credit Line: Gift of J. Howard Foote

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.055715Accession Number: 11535Catalog Number: 55715

Object Name: music box

Physical Description: mahogany (overall material)metal (overall material)paper (overall material)ink (overall material)celluloid (overall material)walnut (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 1/4 in x 5 in x 3 3/8 in; 5.715 cm x 12.7 cm x 8.5725 cm


Record Id: nmah_605759

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