This is a very rare Bornand Mermod orchestra music box. Browse our selection of orchestrion players, cylinder music boxes & more. It has a drum, set of tuned bells. What a project we under took here!  It came from the Mid West and was in pretty tough shape and the owner really wants it done correctly as it appears someone had done work on it at one time and did not stay with the original. DESCRIPTION: A 19th Century antique Swiss cylinder music box composed of an inlaid mahogany case with ebonized details. The joy on the customers faces when they heard it for the first time, made all the work very worthwhile. Antique Swiss Chalet Music Box - Working - 'Le ranz des aches' £16.00. Then new wire dampers were installed. The musical combs had their tuning recorded. About Music Box Attic. We rebuilt the bellows and all the whistles, which is really an undertaking in itself. Her father carried the stand from Germany to America in his back pack and it certain shows as it is all dented up. Width: 31 cm. Please send us photos of your antiques that you may want restored and we will be happy to review your treasures and discuss your needs. Prior to the music box, non-performed music was produced by … nice condition swiss made walnut cased with inlay and stringing cylinder music box playing eight airs that are listed on the inside of the lid. See more ideas about music box, antique music box, old music. Rau houses an exceptional collection of antique music boxes for sale from the 18th, 19th and 20th Century that will interest historical buffs and collectors alike. Oct 14, 2013 - This is a gorgeous Swiss made Thorens music box which plays four different songs. 8-Air Swiss Cylinder Musical Box by Ami Rivenc playing Sacred Music and Hymns. This was a box that hadn’t played right in sometime.  One of our first discoveries happened when we removed the bedplate from the cabinet.  Someone along the way had decided that the damper rails needed to be replaced with a combination of epoxy, wood and random heights of dampers from several different makes of boxes. Please listen to before and after the video. Antique Mandolin Music Box by Paillard, c. 1875. The zither was recovered also and reinstalled. See how crests are made for this Regina Changer. As you can see in the pictures there is only one motor and two separate musical units.  The one motor plays both instruments by moving a pinion gear from one unit to the other, and since it is all mounted on wood it is quite tricky to get them in perfect sync.  Since we have worked on several of these we have some jigs to help us with this process and it is all working perfectly now.  The cup that holds tree is not with the stand and we are not sure if it ever was. The real amazing part was that they were both 27 inch Regina’s. When you think of a music box, you often think of a saloon in the old western frontier. Skip to main content. antique 6 airs music box. This is when the fun begins of adjusting all the parts to work  together correctly. View. The governor was checked for wear and any worn bushings were replaced. A new escape gear was manufactured and installed. The restoration process included cleaning, polish and lacquer all the parts. C $140.62. £1,189.00. From shop MyVintageMadness. Height: 26 cm. Amazing sound with all instruments synchronized to play together, One cannot measure the satisfaction that comes from doing precise work with. Vintage Music Boxes. Recently we restored a beautiful Swiss organocleide cylinder music box. View 1243 We were lucky to have an old coin-op that we could put in. Opens to reveal crank lever, chime music playing comb mechanism. At some point,  this box had been worked on and someone had modified the coin-op. Antique Thorens Music Box Movement Marked Made In Switzerland One Tune MyVintageMadness. To zoom in on a picture, click on picture. £695.00. 8 airs. So we meet this lady and she show us this banged upped  Christmas tree stand that she said that was  her fathers that he took from Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest and she had other items that were most certainly from Hitler’s home (somewhere).  So we can not confirm that this item is from the “Eagles Nest” but it does make a great story. 0 bids. Length: 60 cm. £25.00. The cabinet was also completely restored by our cabinetmaker in Italy.  The craftsmanship of our cabinetmaker is unmatched.  It is a work of art in it self! As you can see there is a lot of work that goes into such a beautiful and complicated box. on Nov 30, 2020 And here is the reason for the rule. The highest quality repair and restoration of Antique Music Boxes; Restoration of cylinder and disc music box mechanisms; Restoration, repair, or refinishing of music box cases; Buying and Selling Music Boxes and Parts; It plays eight hymn tunes as shown on tune sheet. $1000-$2000 can buy you some very nice Swiss boxes. This included replacing the worn dampers, removing the ruts in the combs that were worn in by the starwheels, and re-tuning the combs, so that this box would sing songs beautifully again. With their collaboration, finely crafted Swiss music boxes, antique musical jewelry boxes, antique ballerina music boxes with Reuge music box … There seems to be a problem completing the request at present. Good working condition. Antique Full Orchestral Music Box by Paillard, c. 1880. 6 bids Ending 3 Jan at 23:05 EST 7d 18h. View. We have been working on very unique Symphonion with a clock. Late last summer we started the tremendous job of restoring a 24” Komet upright for a customer. Heating the cylinder and re-cementing it. The clock turns the music box on every second hour and can be turned off at night. This is just to show the size of the motor. Heating the cylinder and re-cementing it. You will note a considerable difference. Here we see how the second of these boxes started in our shop.. As we normally do, we started with restoring the bedplate. Here is wonderful example of the quality music boxes we get to work on.  As you can see we have done a complete restoration of the beautiful instrument. Click on each vintage music box to view full details The end result was amazing. We had to surgically replace this tooth, so the lift would work right again. The tuning scale was analyzed. Get great deals on eBay! It has massive weight that measure 12 ½ long x 5 ½ wide x 3 ½ thick and weighs about 75 pounds. From shop MyVintageMadness. The next part was to clean the motors and regrease the springs. The disc drive pinion on this box further showed that this box had been used a lot and needed to be replaced. oxidized tuning leads, had been improperly soldered and had rusted the underside of the musical comb, combs after rust removal, leads properly installed, comb tuned and new dampers installed, after picture of governor has been re-bushed and plated, first play after set up of combs and cylinders. It came to us with no start stop mechanism and with some help from friends we did get a picture of another one that is located in Texas! Antique Dancing Doll Music Box by Ami Rivenc, c. 1890. For a free estimate on music box restoration, please call 800-635-1938 and ask for Ron, Dwight or Ben. We appreciate the opportunity to work our craftsmanship on such a fine instrument. We had to rebuild the bellows from scratch and for anyone who is thinking about do it themselves it is major undertaking and even though we have done many  thru the years it takes many hours to do a correct job.  It can’t leak any air once your done or it just won’t have the power to play the music. We also added fingers to guild the lift fingers to a consistent spot on the tune rack. The governor on this music box (the governor controls the speed/tempo of the motor) was not original when we got it and we had to make many of the parts (done from pictures of it in its original state).  We had to calculate the proper gearing as it was playing way to fast with what it had and this was another one of those items where years of restoration work pays off as you can make an educated guess of what it needed to be.  It takes all lot of power to operate the music box so having the correct speed on the governor was critical. At the end of 2017, we saw two automatics in our shop. Antique Swiss Music Box, 10 Tunes, Inlaid Cover. Several broken tips were replaced. ORIGIN: Switzerland DIMENSIONS: H: 4.75" x W: 7.25" x L: 17" CONDITION: Great condition. or Best Offer. Ending Sunday at 8:01PM GMT 3d 14h. A small cylinder in a big case is indicia of a cheap, late box. Find great deals on eBay for swiss music box and antique swiss music box. They were then cleaned. It connects to the winding arbor by a metal ribbon and when fully wound it will play for about 15 to 20 minutes. £3.80 postage. An antique Swiss Cylinder musical box. Usually we end up replacing the ribbons due to rust or to lengthen the wrap around the pulleys with most ribbon lift changers. Antique SWISS Interchangeable Cylinder 6 airs ( Tunes ) Wooden MUSIC BOX NH5188. A good selection of French and Swiss Antique Music Boxes including complicated examples with bells and drums. 5 out of 5 stars (96) 96 reviews $ 60.00. Orchestra box manufactured Bornand-Mermod, Organ, Bell and Drum Music Box Restoration, Christmas Tree Stand From Adolf Hitler’s Eagles Nest. The first thing we found were some very bad dampers (see pictures) and as nobody has these we had to make our own and with some help from our friends in Texas, we came up with a solution and made a whole new set that was from the same model but a bit different then what was in this unit.  All of which were made here in Vermont. PLEASE PHONE 0117 956 5281 TO ORDER OR ENQUIRE (From abroad phone 0044 117 956 5281)                                   Â. 5 out of 5 stars (96) 96 reviews $ 60.00. The spring barrel that powers the disc drive gear stop slots were not spaced right on the barrel, so we had to shave one to make the disc stop in the right spot. beautiful motion shot of the motor assembly. New cabinet made and designed by a company in Italy especially for the Plerodienique movement. With all the parts out of the box, cleaned, polished and repainted; it was time to reassemble. This rare music box took several months to complete and many thousands of dollars to complete. Lovely-sounding antique cylinder music box with 6 bells and bird strikers, made by the prestigious firm of Nicoles Freres in Geneva, Switzerland in c. 1890. {"modules":["unloadOptimization","bandwidthDetection"],"unloadOptimization":{"browsers":{"Firefox":true,"Chrome":true}},"bandwidthDetection":{"url":"","maxViews":4,"imgSize":37,"expiry":300000,"timeout":250}}, GOOGLE Nest Mini (2nd Gen) - Chalk - Currys, SHARK DuoClean Powered Lift-Away True Pet Anti Hair Wrap AZ910UKT Vacuum Cleaner, Monsoon Rose Gold For Women Eau De Parfum Spray 50Ml **Brand New**, HOMCOM Classic Tripod Wooden Floor Lamp with Adjustable Height Grey, Davidoff Coolwater Sea Rose Eau De Toilette Spray 100Ml, HOMCOM Kids Electric Motorbike Child Red Motorcycle 6V Scooter. size: 7h x 21L x 8.5w. Reason is the soul of the law, as the legal profession says. Antique Eiffel Tower Music Box France Vintage. Antique Swiss music box with drum and 5 bells. Here is the results of our hard work. or Best Offer. (Thanks Allen) and with those two pictures we were able to recreate it with all new parts that we were able to make in our tool shop. Free postage. Shop with confidence. This is the dampers that were on the komet when it showed up. The dampers we borrowed to copy (top) and our new manufactured ones(below). Shop from the world's largest selection and best deals for Swiss Wooden Music Box. Something went wrong. Shop by category. This was a wonderful music box to listen to when completed.  With most Organ & Bell boxes these two often over powers the musical combs, but not his one the combs embellish the organ & bells perfectly.  I will admit it took many tries to get this done. Tested in working order. Find a beautiful collectible music box to add to your antique collection. Notting hill antiques Distributor of all kind of this is for an antique swiss manivelle music box with its original colour image on the top showing a girl in a sailors outfit and a boy fishing. Ornate case with inlaid musical trophy to lid and front, Boxwood stringing and Tulipwood cross banding. In 1796, a Swiss inventor made a music box breakthrough by replacing bells with pretuned metal strips and teeth that allowed the boxes to have a broader scale and better-quality sound. This just another example of what projects we can tackle here at Porter Music Box Company. Though it's hard to imagine it now, the music box was actually an important first step on the road to the miniaturization of sound. restored unit with completely rebuilt organ bellows. This cylinder music box has a 10-3/4" cylinder and a 77-tooth comb, serial number 38837. It was a coin-op but did not have all the parts so we had to use pictures from the Bower’s book of Music boxes (our music box bible).  Many of the parts we hand made and we learned more as went on on how this unit worked. He then added a spring mechanism that acted as an on and off switch and devised interchangeable cylinders that offered a wider musical selection in one music Box.  This insures a longer life of the ribbons.   Well now she had my imagination and I said that on our next trip out to the Mid-West we would stop by and pick it up. This is the motor and cabinet before cleaning. Our selection below is of vintage, old & antique Reuge and other makes of Swiss music boxes. Shop with confidence on eBay! Here it is: Never pay anyone to repair your music box. PLEASE EMAIL IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SKYPE, WHATSAPP OR FACETIME AND WE CAN PLAY THE MUSIC BOX AND GIVE MORE INFORMATION.                                      Â,                        Â,                                          Â. Knee is inlaid with brass, pewter, and mother of pearl. Sadly, that amount won't buy you a good, entry level disc machine. The cylinder was checked for proper alignment.  The retuned and re-dampered combs were reinstalled. View. Next we built a new sound board from sitka spruce.  The end result is a music box that plays with a rich mellow sound just as it did over 100 years ago.  Proper restoration insures the best results and dependability. Only Genuine Antique Music Boxes Approved for sale on Copyright © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. Antique Disk Playing Musical Box. This box also had somehow broken a tooth off the lift gear. A cylinder musical box made in Ste. See pictures below of before and after. I have spoken with the family and they are all excited to hear there father treasure once again, she was almost in tears over phone and it will be fun to see them again when we delivery it. It took one week per leg to do the work. Maybe you find a box that seems to be a bargain. This captivating and exceptionally engineered Swiss interchangable cylinder music box is accompanied by its original table. The music unit was then assembled. They were then adjusted for volume and synchronization. For reference that is a 6 inch scale being held up. Nov 18, 2017 - Fascinated with their construction,movement and sounds!. You've come to a special place, where every person is welcomed with open arms and every customer is a family member. You think of boots with spurs and an upright piano mechanically repeating the same song. Antique Victorian French Horn Swiss Musical Box Ca . By 1983, Reuge Music USA Ltd. was established and it merged with the well-known music box design company Sorrento Specialties. Antique Thorens Music Box Movement Marked Made In Switzerland One Tune MyVintageMadness. This is just part of what we did to make this 27 inch Regina operate correctly and sound beautifully again. £3.20 postage. We also built soundboards for this cabinet, as everything was ether broken of missing. Click & Collect. Vintage Swiss Reuge 4/50 Music Box - 2 Variations Each Laura's Theme & Edelweiss Each of these unique swiss music boxes was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and hardwood.Swiss music boxes have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. The curves and angles were very difficult. This particular 5" X 3.5" X 2.5" box is in very nice condition with the only possible issue being no glass covering on the inside. Before the iPod, Walkman, turntable, or phonograph there was the music box. Ending Thursday at 13:15 EST 4d 9h. We also think this item might be from the 1930's but once again we are not positive. The cost of repairs will always exceed the value of your antique music box. Also the endless screw was repointed and polished. Music Box Attic not only provides the most unique gift ideas you'll ever come across, but an unparalleled 5 star custom service experience. It is a wonderful gift that we have to give the world and we are forever grateful to all of customer who entrust us with their family treasures and for inviting us in to there lives, we are very blessed. View. 0 bids. C $1,541.04. Here is a video of it playing prior to restoration. We also found that the starwheels were worn and had to be replaced.  The motor also had issues that required us to make new Geneva stop parts to replace the broken and missing parts.  After fixing the motor and going through the bedplate, all parts were cleaned, lacquered and painted.  Then we re-tuned both combs to scale.  We installed the motor and bedplate in the cabinet. The musical combs were rusted badly the leads were really oxidized and the combs were worn just as bad, so we had to sand the rust and remove oxidized leads out and hone the tips of each tooth and then restore the tuning from scratch.  When you do this it also changes how the combs are set up on the bedplate so more man hours! Choose from 18 Antique Music Boxes For Sale - priced from £295 to £4,950. Wear was removed from all tips of the teeth. It just needs a little work. Another example of restoration by Porter Music Box Company. Croix Switzerland circa 1895 playing 12 airs as listed on original tune sheet. view of the spring barrels and winding mech. We also replaced the pressure rollers as the old ones had signs of wear. With some help from our friends who sent us a rusty damper rail, we were able to design and engineer accurate upper and lower assemblies. Click & Collect. Mistakes were corrected and all comb teeth were re-tuned to the correct scale. C $48.09 shipping. M.S. The restoration process included cleaning, polish and lacquer all the parts. Find antique swiss music box and vintage music box from a vast selection of Music Boxes. Antique c1900 Swiss Music Box Revolving Christmas Tree Base Stand 40" Tall WORKS. 13 inch/33 cm cylinder, double spring motor, tune indicator and optional Zither attachment. So this is how the story goes, I get a call one day from a lady who has a Christmas tree stand that needs repair and wonders if we can help.  I assure her we can as we had just finished one a month or so a go.   She then goes on to say that her father had taken it during World War II when they invaded  Adolf Hitler retreat “The Eagles Nest”. The mechanism is set in a beautiful case of burled and ebonized walnut with satinwood, brass and mother-of-pearl inlays adorning the lid. Porter Music Box Company started its humble beginning with the repairing of antique Music Boxes and has continued to do so for the past 40 years. The arrows point to the missing tips. Combs for antique music boxes have not been manufactured for more than 100 years and will have to be retooled by hand and can cost a couple of hundred dollars per tooth. See lot description for details on item condition. What makes this one unique is how it is powered.  This enables the discs  to always pick up in the same place each time. Antique Music Box Restoration. Recently we restored a beautiful Swiss organocleide cylinder music box. Hand engraved tune card made from brass and silver plated. Museums buy antique music boxes to add value to their collections. Three of the missing tips were on one comb as shown below. It plays 6 different songs & even has the original key There is a range of swiss music boxes for sale on 1stDibs. View basket for details. had it shipped home, and then gave it to us for total restoration. Cabinet design has brass, pewter, and mother of pearl inlay. There are a lot parts on this music box as you can see from the pictures and it was certainly an adventure working on this unit and the final out come was terrific. Musical Box Society International says that mechanical music was widespread between 1750 and 1920. We believe these originally came glass, but we are not positive. CIRCA: 19th Ct. completed unit in its refinished cabinet. Here is a video of it playing prior to restoration. With the bedplate repainted and reset up with the newly polished and tuned combs; we moved on to the motors. To zoom in on pictures, click on pictures. Ron started cleaning it before I could get a good picture of just how dirty it was but we were able to get some good shots so you can see all the work we had to do.  The combs had a lot of damage to the leads and they needed a lot of cleaning to bring them back to a reasonable looking shape.  With all this cleaning of the combs and leads we had to restore the tuning and since this is Dwight’s specialty he had no problem with that and they sound beautiful again. The good news is that you can get a lot more for your money in an antique Swiss music box than in a disc machine. Antique Bell and Drum Music Box by BA Bremond, c. 1870. Read the story of this Symphonion’s Restoration. Another great job done and a Very Happy Customer! The owner of this music box, purchased it at auction in Paris. dirty governor just removed from bedplate. Antique Symphonion Music Box with ten -10.5" metal discs. The mainspring was removed checked for cracks, cleaned, reinstalled and re-lubricated. This music box came from a New England collector and was in good shape.  It is quite rare and it has whistles along with a Triangle and drum to accompany the musical combs.  It was a coin-op and like so many coin-ops it did not have all the parts and so we had to figure out what was missing and manufacture those parts in our tool shop.