The Topsy-Turvy Hotel - "The Boolyvar de Paree"


This music box disc was made by Mermod Freres, in St. Croix, Switzerland, around 1898-1899. It is Stella Disc #500 - The Topsy-Turvy Hotel - “The Boolyvar de Paree," music by Lioinel Monckton and Victor Roger. 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: 1898-1899

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.381443.58Catalog Number: 381443.58Accession Number: 159680

Object Name: music box disc

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


Record Id: nmah_608000

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