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H5188 Cylinder music box, made by Nicole Freres, Geneva, Switzerland, c.1830-1840. Click to enlarge.

Plastic music box

Made by Freres, Nicole in Geneva, Switzerland, 1830-1840.

Cylinder music box, made by Nicole Freres, Geneva, Switzerland, c.1830-1840

Music box with an outside key wind . The cylinder length is 20cm and it plays 4 different airs. single comb, 112 teeth with exposed control levers.

Summary

Object No.

H5188

Object Statement

Cylinder music box, made by Nicole Freres, Geneva, Switzerland, c.1830-1840

Physical Description

Cylinder music box, made by Nicole Freres, Geneva, Switzerland, c.1830-1840

Music box with an outside key wind . The cylinder length is 20cm and it plays 4 different airs. single comb, 112 teeth with exposed control levers.

Marks

Paper inside lid reads, ' 4 airs, Musique de Geneve / 1. Waltz No. 8 / pair Henry Herz / 2 Galop De La Prose Blanche / 3 Waltz Infernale De Robert la Diable / 4 Gallop Du Pastillon De L'en jumeau / No. 19769 / Fabrique de Nicole Freres.'

On base plate: 'Nicole Freres a Geneve / 19769'

Dimensions

Height

87 mm

Width

327 mm

Depth

117 mm

Production

Notes

The Nicole Freres were regarded as the best maker of cylinder music boxes during the mid 1800s. This brass bedplate model is no exception. The well arranged music and bright music comb give a wonderful performance

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1952

Acquisition Date

1 May 1952

Cite this Object

Harvard

Plastic music box 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 August 2019, <https://ma.as/242405>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/242405 |title=Plastic music box |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=20 August 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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