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H7489 Musical automaton with records (12), horse race, wood / brass / glass, unknown maker, made in Germany, c 1890. Click to enlarge.

Horse race musical automaton

Made
Upright cabinet made from wood with turned finials at top. The cabinet consists of three compartments, one holds the metal disc, one stores the works and the third is a money drop. The discs are fitted vertically. The front of the door has a glass door revealing the circular metal disc. The door below reveals figures of race horses in front of a scene of a race track, the horses move when the disc is playing. On the side below a plaque is a wooden handle for cranking the works, this is removable and a key.

Summary

Object No.

H7489

Object Statement

Musical automaton with records (12), horse race, wood / brass / glass, unknown maker, made in Germany, c 1890

Physical Description

Upright cabinet made from wood with turned finials at top. The cabinet consists of three compartments, one holds the metal disc, one stores the works and the third is a money drop. The discs are fitted vertically. The front of the door has a glass door revealing the circular metal disc. The door below reveals figures of race horses in front of a scene of a race track, the horses move when the disc is playing. On the side below a plaque is a wooden handle for cranking the works, this is removable and a key.

Dimensions

Height

1350 mm

Width

430 mm

Depth

720 mm

Production

Made

Notes

This musical automaton was made in Germany between the dates 1885 and 1895.

Source

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Hazel Wiburd, 1964

Acquisition Date

20 May 1964

Cite this Object

Harvard

Horse race musical automaton 2020, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 November 2020, <https://ma.as/248621>

Wikipedia

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