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"Alabama Coon's Jubilee"

"Alabama Coon's Jubilee"

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Description

This music box disc was made by Regina Music Box Co. in Rahway, New Jersey, about 1899. It is Regina Disc #4215 - "Alabama Coon's Jubilee" (Cake Walk), by Chauncey Haines. This disc is playable in a Regina Disc Music Box that can accommodate a 27” diameter disc.

This disc features the following patents:

U. S. Patent #417649, dated December 17, 1889 by Oskar Paul Lochmann for a music plate for mechanical instruments.

U. S. Patent #500374, dated June 27, 1893 by Gustav A. Brachhausen and Paul Riessner for a note-plate for music boxes.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
music box disc
disc
date made
ca 1899
user
Meggers, Edith R.
maker
Regina Music Box Company
place made
United States: New Jersey, Rahway
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 27 in; x 68.58 cm
ID Number
MI.74.12.27
catalog number
74.12.27
accession number
314637
maker number
4215
Credit Line
Bequest of Edith R. Meggers
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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