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"The Moth and the Flame"

"The Moth and the Flame"

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Description

This music box disc was made by Mermod Freres, in St. Croix, Switzerland, around 1896-1898. It is Stella Disc # 584 - "The Moth and the Flame" by Max S. Witt. 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

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
music box disc
date made
1896-1898
maker
Mermod Freres
place made
Switzerland
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17 1/4 in; 43.815 cm
ID Number
MI.381443.11
catalog number
381443.11
accession number
159680
Credit Line
Gift of Louella C. Perry (through: James E. Farrell)
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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