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Polyphon Disc Musical Box, Style 45, 39.8cm ( 15.3/4 in) - circa 1900

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Polyphon Disc Musical Box, Style 45, 39.8cm ( 15.3/4 in) - circa 1900

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Excellent - Number of items: 1 - Including: - 24 records

Object: Disc musical box, Polyphon Style 45 - 39.8cm ( 15.3/4 in) (More lots)
Manufacturer/ Brand: Polyphon Musikwerke, Leipzig
Estimated Period: circa 1900
Country of Origin: Germany
Weight: 15 kg

A rare Polyphon 5.3/4 inch disc operated music box with duplex comb, 24 records.

This is the larger 15.3/4 inch model. It has a double comb, making for a very warm, deep and pleasant sound. Models with a single comb or with a double comb and bells also exist.

The box was made around 1895-1900 in Leipzig, Germany by Polyphon Musikwerke AG. There were three companies at the time producing these. Symphonion and Polyphon operated and mainly sold their products in Europe, in America the market was dominated by Regina, who were based in New Jersey.

The machine came built into a range of boxes. This size (15.3/4 inch) was produced as a simple, hardly decorated box, or this model, a more luxurious and decorated box. They also come with a cabinet underneath for storing records, this one does not include a cabinet.

This model was originally sold to a manufacturing company in Djokja in the Dutch Indies (nowadays Yogyakarta, Indonesia) called "A. Resink & Co", of which still carries a copper plate, which is a sign of a beautiful provenance.

The machine is in excellent condition. It has two minor flaws, the inlaid wood on the top has some tiny bits missing and the little knob on the side to pause playing doesn't always work straight away. The mechanics work flawlessly otherwise and the comb, which produces the sound, is in perfect shape.

The plates are in good to mediocre condition. All have wear on the paint, which occurs naturally from playing the record. With some, the name and record number is hardly legible. Some have small pieces from the side missing. However, all are playable.

The list of records included is as follows:

No. 1052, Therese Waltz.
No. 1336
No. 1331, March of the Finnish Cavalry
No. …., Radetzky March, Strauss
No. 1269, Khabguiahe Yare Guirdim arzitchun ahvaiimi, charki. Turkish
No. 1027, Die Blauen Blumen Schottlands, Chanson Irlandaise
No. 1143, Ta ta-ta-bumm-de-ra! Marche. Otto Keller
No. 1329, Kossuth Lajos azt uzente, Hungarian. Alkalmazta Sternberg
No. 1134, Chanson Carinthienne, Verlassen, verlassen! Th. Koschat
No. 1207, Danmarks Ros. D.L. Rogert
No. 1202, Marche Viennoise, Schrammel
No. 1431, Lingaling Polka
No. 1230, The Seventh Royal Fusiliers march. Godfrey
No. 1138?, Youthful Dreams, Waltz
No. 1098, Shooting Day March, Kellner
No. 10?0, Entry in Paris ….. Military March. The beginning
No. 1151, Mazur Chlopickiego. Polish
No. 1174, Hymne National Russe
No. 1174, Hymne National Russe, Swoff (different edition)
No. 1113, Chanson Populaire, Heiser
No. 1139?, The Silver Fish, Fantazie Mazurka. E. Ketterer
No. 1003, Marche de Torgau
No. ?, Unmarked
No. 1110, La Mairsaillaise

Literature: Q. David Bowers (1972) Encyclopedia of automatic musical instruments, no. 154 page 151.

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