Cylinder Music Box

Cylinder Music Box

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Description (Brief)

This music box was made by an undetermined maker in St. Croix, Switzerland, around 1880-1890. It is a cylinder music box, serial #1531, with 8 tunes. This music box has a single-piece comb with 43 teeth. The music box is activated with a crank wound spring. The tunes list for this music box is as follows

Wang Baby, Baby
Martha
Red Hussar
Boccacio
The Poor Jonathan
Chimes of Normandy
Faust up to date
Erminie

The Philadelphia music box manufacturer and dealer, Henry Grutsch & Sons imported the mechanisms from Switzerland and made the music box cases in their factory. The firm also repaired music boxes and sold other makes of music boxes.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
music box
date made
1880-1890
place made
Switzerland
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
material (overall material)
glass (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 1/4 in x 14 3/4 in x 7 3/4 in; 13.335 cm x 37.465 cm x 19.685 cm
ID Number
1982.0011.01
accession number
1982.0011
catalog number
1982.0011.01
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth L. Wilkinson (through: Ripley W. Clarkson).
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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