Cylinder Music Box

Cylinder Music Box

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This music box was possibly made by Bremond, in St. Croix, Switzerland, around 1878-1882. It is a cylinder music box, with 6 tunes. This music box has a single-piece comb with 56 teeth. The cylinder is 6-3/32” long. This music box is activated with a lever wound spring. The song list is as follows:

Pirates of Penzance
Dancing in the Barn
Secret Love
Home Sweet Home
The Last Rode of Summer

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Object Name
Music Box
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place made
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
paper (overall material)
overall: 4 3/4 in x 14 in x 6 3/4 in; 12.065 cm x 35.56 cm x 17.145 cm
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Credit Line
Bequest of August Mencken
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Mechanical Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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