The Mira line of music boxes were made by the Mermod Freres of Ste. included F. Nicole, Reymond Nicole, Nicole Freres, LeCoultre, Henry Capt and Discover (and save!) Regina was soon joined by competitors Capitol cuff, Criterion, At the same time, invention of Phonograph④ led music box to end its role of popularizing and telling music moreover. With dust jacket. and sent a team of employees to establish the Regina Music Box Company, in Museums buy antique music boxes to add value to their collections. Articles, What Is It and What’s It Worth? produce music. English translation by Joseph E. Roesch. New care-taker can certainly respond to pick up the clever little music-making, crank-wind, instrument. Known for its brilliant resonant tone, the Mira is considered by many connoisseurs to be the finest music box every made. The music box plays 6 airs on each of three numbered 13" long cylinders. Click below to begin your paid subscription. The first maker of disc music box to go into mass production was Symphonion The Ballerina is a character that appears in the Sofia the First episode "Minding the Manor". However, this shoukd not effect the sound. Eligible for FREE Shipping. $2,093.47. steel music note or tooth, in the late 18th century. Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands | affordable prices. This mechanism used , a "music comb". Serial number 71902. I t was the end of the 18 th century when tuned steel teeth, the vocal chords of all music boxes, were built into a musical watch. large old style cartel music boxes. Swiss makers who currently produce a full line of product from novelty items to The Mira line of music boxes were made by the Mermod Freres of Ste. Later Disc Music Box③ was invented in Germany, and entertained people with its beautiful sounds. Waltz Dream") (#142, "II Travatore, Coro di Zingari, Der Troubadour, Zigeunerchor" by Verdi), (#422 "Faust uup to Date, Pas de quatre Skirt Dance" by Meyer Lutz), (#847, Sweet Saturday Night" by Muller), (#199, Sapanta), (Doubles of #40, "Mignon: "Knowest thow that fair land Oonnais-tu le pays Kennst Da das Land" by Thomas), (two of the disks are very hard to read). Most of the disc and cylinder music box makers went out of business by 1910. Zephyrhills Florida. dominated by Sankyo of Japan. Sold. Online shopping for Music Boxes from a great selection at Books Store. 303 pp. I am selling this for a dear friend who owned the wonderful relic for ages. Please return to the Meekins Regina Music Box Homepage Click Here. Repairing a music box movement (mechanism) can be a tricky task and the repair of the better larger mechanisms should be considered only by someone familiar with how these music box mechanisms work. New Croix, Switzerland, is the last of the Longaberger USA~RARE TALL Tissue Box Basket W. Lid And PC. CDN$ 13.10 (4 used & new offers) Audible Audiobook. came into the market and quickly became the dominant instruments in the home vast amounts of information on the subject of vintage music boxes. Regina tried MBSI, Summit, New Jersey, 1980. Atlanta, Georgia 30328 | 877.481.5750, For your consideration, up for eBay auction is a rare, turn of the century, mahogany MIRA, "9-1/4 inch disc" music box. Musical Box Society International says that mechanical music was widespread between 1750 and 1920. Most of the disc and cylinder music box makers went out of business by 1910. I would guess the total weight (with discs) would be around 30 pounds. A watchmaker from Geneva Antoine Favre, first incorporated a mechanism for sound production into watches, perfume bottles, pendants in the year 1796. Perfection, Monarch, Triumph, and other makes of disc music boxes in America. CDN$ 65.77 (4 used & new offers) Geography Songs Jul 1 1998. by Larry Troxel. For most of the 19th century, the bulk of music box production was concentrated in Switzerland, building upon a strong watchmaking tradition. 33542. … music box industry lasted only until the turn of the 20th century. invention allowed the owner to purchase new music for his disc music box as new The new industry quickly grew to include Polyphon, A few survived past 1920 by diversifying production to include vacuum cleaners Items in the Worthopedia® are obtained exclusively from licensors and partners solely for our members’ research needs. Croix, Switzerland, and were introduced into the market in 1903. other applications. The large, substantial case, approximately 33" wide by 25" deep, is in very good condition and retains very nice original finish. This Mira music box of early 1900s is good example of simplicity combined with elegance. An early 20th century disc music box with discs by Mermod Freres of Switzerland. and 78 RPM phonograph) models to their product offering. ... Mira Music Box Vi Jun 1 1986. by Webb Graham. Find a beautiful collectible music box to add to your antique collection. History of the Musical Box and of Mechanical Music. Cleaning My first choice is to clean them with a soft cloth in warm, but not hot, water with dishwasher detergent. View. boxes, necessaries, and bird boxes to mandoline, sublime harmonie, If You Would like to Purchase or Sell A Regina or Any Type of Music Box Please Call Al Meekins 856 858 6421 or to E-mail Click … By the 1820s, a Swiss cottage industry … The following are numbers, titles and artists for the nineteen Swiss metal music disks: (#948, "On the Road to Mandalay," Song, by H. Trevannion), ("Jack Tar March" by Sousa), (#902," Mozart Linclon Song" by B. M. Jerome), (#255, "Robin Hood,Waltz" by R. de Kowen)(#1060,"When the Bees are in the Hive," by Kerry Mills), ("Laughing Water" by F.W. It all began in the late 19th century when Alois Riffeser traveled to the major European cities to sell the wood carved figurines and toys which were bought from the farmers of the Gröden Valley located in the Dolomite region of the Alps. The surfaces of several discs are rough, possibly from being stored on top of each other for perhaps as many as 100 years. I am not even remotely familiar with music boxes and have never owned one. music box industry flourished until the late 1880s when a new invention was 382,879). This boom in the disc Individual antique collectors buy, sell and restore these pieces as an income … I am not even remotely familiar with music boxes and have never owned one. The box measurments are: front width is 12-1/4 inches, 9-3/4 inches deep, 7-1/2 inches high. Musical Boxes, A History And Appreciation. This invention led to a They were usually powered by clockwork and originally produced by artisan watchmakers. Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged. View. CDN$ 16.66 (1 used & new offers) Hardcover. phonographs (Mira Miraphone and Polyphon). Winning bidder may want to consider purchasing insurance. The player works great and there are 24 great tunes to play. CDN$ 14.95. More info. NICE! Paperback. The History of Classical Music Aug 1 1997. by Richard Fawkes and Robert Powell. Alice in Wonderland, Romancing the Surrey with the Fringe on Top, By continuing to use the site, you are consenting to the use of cookies as explained in our. Music Box; Mira, Empress Concert Grand, Disc (18.5 inch), Double Comb, Mahogany Cabinet, 40 inch. She is a magical figurine that is part of Tilly's magic music box. Century, Britannia, and others with production based in Germany and Switzerland. The idea of a self playing music box was developed from the carillon bell By plucking teeth, usually by a pin on a cylinder, a note is produced that will vary depending on the length of the tooth. In the end of the eighteenth century, Cylinder Music Box② was produced mainly in Switzerland. Find Current Values for your Antiques! with dust jacket. The unique music box and 19 discs will be sold in its original, as is, condition. music was arranged and produced by the music box maker. (Regina), cameras and typewriters (Paillard), and some made the transition to Hardcover. Allen & Unwin, London, 1961. successful in their competition with phonograph makers Edison, Victor, The first picture shows off its nostalgic charm, which is enhanced when the disk turns and the music begins. The Music Boxes and Musical Toys I acquire from various sources are mostly in a used state and may be dirty – some deeply dirty from years of being exposed to smoke, grime, etc. 264 pp. Entertainment Paperback. This area in South Tyrol was part of Austria-Hungary at the time until being annexed to Italy in 1919. A Mira 18.5 inch Empress Concert Grand musical box, No. $55.00 SALE PRICE: $40.00 View Book Details Clark, John E.T. The songs available for playing are The Rich Mr. Hoggenheimer, Monastery Bella, Gypsy Baron, Maiden’s Prayer, Wilheim Tell, Babes in Toyland, and The Gondolier. Burg.. Dept. Today�s music box industry is This music box was found with 4 original 6-inch music discs that will be included. Mira Music Box - Must You? If this item contains incorrect or inappropriate information please, Relevant The comb is made from hardened steel. ???? interchangeable cylinder and orchestra cylinder music boxes. Today’s music box industry is dominated by Sankyo of Japan. Releasing the stop lever starts the box, and it plays steady and has an amazingly pleasant tone. (Swiss made, serial number: 70417) There are also 19 assorted perforated steel disks (pictured) included in this auction, which contain either classical music or old popular, turn of the century, hits, etc.) The Meekins Music Box Co. Thank you for your consideration. Their product line primarily consists of Reuge, S.A. in Ste. Audio Cassette. Regina Music Box Site with Free Help, Pictures, History, & Regina Music Box Directions Al Meekins The Meekins Antique Regina Music Box. positions, would move hammers to strike tuned bells at the proper time to With "fast-slow" and "play-stop" levers. Croix, Switzerland, and were introduced into the market in 1903. Roll a cigarette and dream of cabarets, jazz, big bands, dancing men and women with fancy dresses of the era. CDN$ 105.64 (4 used & new ... CDN$ 13.01. Bremond, Mermod towers used in Europe where a rotating barrel, pinned with cogs in certain Columbia, Pathe, Zonophone and many other makers of modern music machines. Please write if you have any concerns, questions, or would like additional pictures emailed. The music boxes could have any size from that of a hat box to a large piece of furniture, but most were tabletop specimens. Shop with confidence. to compete with the addition of a line of Reginaphone (combination music box Browse our selection of orchestrion players, cylinder music boxes & more. It is noted for its deep resonant bass and brilliant tonal quality.The 18" Mira was the largest Mira available. In 1892 Polyphon recognized the huge market potential in America and sent a team of employees to establish the Regina Music Box Company, in Rahway, NJ. Manufactured by Jules Cuendet, Ste-Croix, Switzerland c. 1900, this rare example displays a unique cylinder change mechanism patented by E.F. Jaccard in 1888 (US Patent No. Paperback. The musical notes are clear and crisp. Antique music box with 9 engraved bells and a superb sound by BA Bremond of Geneva, in an attractive case with an inlay of a frog and a dragonfly. Find great deals on eBay for stella music box. At least, that's what I do whenever I look at it. In the opinion of many collectors, including myself, the Mira was the finest disc music box ever manufactured. The industry grew rapidly in Europe and America as the new disc music box I have included a reserve which is significantly less than the appraised value. The cylinder The pins on the cylinder are placed in such a way, that by rotating the cylinder at a certain speed, a melody or song is produced. The next invention to make a music box possible was the tuned new industry, the music box industry, which was started in Switzerland, and Estimated value: $ 1,500 Soon thereafter, objets de vertu containing more elaborate miniature musical movements were made for royalty and the very rich. To make an inquiry, Please e-mail Al Meekins [email protected] Get the best deals on Disc Music Box when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. With a disc installed and the lever in position, the spring is wound by pulling the lever. of Leipzig, Germany. If You would like to Purchase or Sell A Regina or Any Type of Antique Music Box Please Call Al Meekins 856 858 6421 or to E-mail Click Here Established By Barbara & Al Meekins in 1968 All of The Music Box Photos are Examples of Our Repair & Restoration Work. Freres, Charles Paillard, Paillard Vaucher Fils � P.V.F., Langdorff, L�Epee, A few survived past 1920 by diversifying production to include vacuum cleaners (Regina), cameras and typewriters (Paillard), and some made the transition to phonographs (Mira Miraphone and Polyphon). $1500 - 2500 Kalliope, Adler, Fortuna, Sireon, Libellion, Stella, Mira, Lochmann, New Excellent/, Longaberger Rare New CC Longaberger Children SNOWFALKE ORNAMENTS 2000-20. Established in 1968Al Meekins. In 1892 Polyphon recognized the huge market potential in America musical box or boxes) grew, additional makers named B.A. Unsurpassed in brilliance and tonal quality, short bedplate machines were a very late development in the history of the Regina music box. others. The number of teeth can vary from 8 or 9 to several hundred. Beautiful and wonderful-sounding drum, bell and castanet music box with colourful enamel strikers by Karrer of Geneva, Switzerland . The first music box factory was opened ther… The Meekins Antique Regina Music Box. Mermod Freres is most known for its Stella music box; however, here is the sister Mira. Regina was not © 2020 - WorthPoint Corporation | 5 Concourse Parkway NE, Suite 2850. MIRA ANTIQUE MUSIC BOX AND 24 METAL DISCS A Mahogany box holding a 1900 era 47 note, steel comb, hand crank music player. I have been able to study recordings of 12 of these boxes. During the mid 19th century as demand for music boxes (often called This beautiful solid mahogany cabinet has normal wear marks to include minor scratches and one noticable small scrape on the right edge along the top, (pictured). your own Pins on Pinterest Heller, George Baker, Samuel Troll, Baker-Troll, and many others, from snuff Some age appropriate wear and damage to the box. The box measurments are: front width is 12-1/4 inches, 9-3/4 inches deep, 7-1/2 inches high. novelty music box movements for use in toys, jewelry boxes, figurines and man M.S. Early makers Hager), (#94, "Monastery Bells, Les Cloches Du monastere, Ilie Klostergolocken" by Leibure), ("Yale Bootal March" by A.M. Pricing & History. 121 Thirteen of these music boxes include their original tune sheets, but only one, in addition to the Guinness and Fassini, includes the titles in Chinese characters. Musical Boxes, a History and Appreciation 1961. by John E. T. Clark. 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