San Toy - "Rhoda and Her Pagoda"

Description:

This music box disc was made by Mermod Freres, in St. Croix, Switzerland, around 1900-1901. It is Stella Disc #654 - San Toy- "Rhoda and Her Pagoda" (Act II No. 2 song), music by Sidney Jones and lyrics by Harry Greenbank and Adrian Ross. This disc is playable in Mermod Freres music box models, #63, #84, #126, #168, and #268, which can accommodate 17-1/4” diameter discs.

According to the accession correspondence, the music box and accompanying discs were purchased by the donor in Worcester, Massachusetts, July 25. 1901

Date Made: 1900-1901

Maker: Mermod Freres

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Switzerland

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Credit Line: Gift of Louella C. Perry (through: James E. Farrell)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.381443.54Catalog Number: 381443.54Accession Number: 159680

Object Name: music box disc

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 17 1/4 in; 43.815 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-4453-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_607996

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