Mermod Freres Cylinder Music Box


This music box was made by Mermod Freres in St. Croix, Switzerland, around about 1887. It is a cylinder music box, with 2 tunes. This music box has a one-piece comb with 50 teeth. The cylinder is 2-7/16" long. The music box is activated with a key wound spring.

This music box features the following patents:

U. S. Patent #336210, dated February 16, 1886, by Louis Campiche, for improvements in the manufacture of musical boxes.

U. S. Patent #374394, dated December 6, 1887, by Louis Campiche, for improvements in music boxes.

Date Made: ca 1887

Maker: Mermod Freres

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Switzerland

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. John White McBurney

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.66.098Catalog Number: 66.098Accession Number: 261566Catalog Number: 66.98Patent Number: 336210374394

Object Name: Music Box

Physical Description: wood (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 3/4 in x 5 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 6.985 cm x 13.335 cm x 8.255 cm


Record Id: nmah_605789

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