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Music boxes
« on: July 04, 2017, 12:54:49 PM »
One of my other interests ... Music boxes (New and/or antique)  :)
Heres one of my more recent additions (A SANKYO ORPHEUS 72 NOTE PLAYING LA CAMPANELLA 3 Parts)








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Re: Music boxes
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2017, 04:58:05 PM »
Blimey mate you avin a laugh? You show me all those beautiful clocks and now you show me something else that I admire!! I love the sound of these boxes, and that one looks stunning.  :heart:
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2017, 05:28:36 PM »
Blimey mate you avin a laugh? You show me all those beautiful clocks and now you show me something else that I admire!! I love the sound of these boxes, and that one looks stunning.  :heart:

Thought you had already seen these in the last place Len  :scratch:

Anyway here's my Polyphon coin operated upright.  :ting: :)






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Re: Music boxes
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2017, 05:31:08 PM »
Blimey mate you avin a laugh? You show me all those beautiful clocks and now you show me something else that I admire!! I love the sound of these boxes, and that one looks stunning.  :heart:

I l :heart: ve music boxes too... very soothing.
     
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Re: Music boxes
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2017, 05:32:50 PM »
No mate, I used to ignore you over there  :P

That looks and sounds beautiful mate, you are indeed a lucky chap. Oh, and you get to have me on your favourite forum.  :halo:
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2017, 05:40:16 PM »
No mate, I used to ignore you over there  :P

That looks and sounds beautiful mate, you are indeed a lucky chap. Oh, and you get to have me on your favourite forum.  :halo:

Yeah :( Well we all have our cross to bear  :roll: :fp2:  :wall:





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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2017, 02:14:54 PM »
My buffet style music box C 1890  :)






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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2017, 02:41:27 PM »
Ahh Beautiful!  :heart:
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Re: Music boxes
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2017, 03:08:27 PM »
They are true works of art beautiful
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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2017, 04:28:41 PM »
My Regina music box.
Not one of the prettiest boxes, but the sound from it is outstanding and I love this tune  :thumbs:




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Re: Music boxes
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2017, 04:34:37 PM »
Nice one tids do you have any little mix
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Re: Music boxes
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2017, 04:39:47 PM »
Wow thats like an early record player! Sounds fantastic
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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2017, 04:47:26 PM »
Nice one tids do you have any little mix


Working on it Zim.  :wink:  ;D

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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2017, 04:56:56 PM »
Nice one tids they are beautiful very rare to find craftsmanship like that these days and it's a shame it's all about speed and money these days I spoke to a guy many years ago when I was serving my time as an apprentice he worked as a stone mason he served his time on our Anglican cathedral building it up just after the war and he retired working on the same job none of that anymore it's sad really as there where some very talented people
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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2017, 05:26:42 PM »
Yes Zim, the craftsmanship is truly amazing.

This is my Nicole Freres 18 air cylinder box. The cylinder is 20" long and every pin would have been placed by hand. No robots or machines to do that back then.
I've no idea how many pins there are, but it's one a hell of a lot.



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