Paillard & Cie Orchestra Cylinder Music Box

Paillard & Cie Orchestra Cylinder Music Box

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This music box was made by Charles Paillard & Cie. in St. Croix, Switzerland, 1885. It is an Orchestra cylinder music box, serial #4830, with 10 tunes. This music box has a two-piece comb with 63 teeth (28 & 35), and 9 bells, a drum with 8 beaters, and a 36 note organ. The cylinder is 21-9/16" long. The music box is activated by 2 crank wound springs. Accessioned with a matching table (disassembled)

This music box was donated by E. F. Droop & Sons Co., a Washington, DC. piano, organ, musical instrument, sheet music, and music book dealer.

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Object Name
music box
music box and table
date made
Charles Paillard & Cie.
place made
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
overall: music box: 16 1/2 in x 42 in x 25 in; 41.91 cm x 106.68 cm x 63.5 cm
overall: table top: 1 1/4 in x 27 in x 44 in; 3.175 cm x 68.58 cm x 111.76 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of E. F. Droop & Sons Co.
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