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BID: CLOSED
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BID DATE:
08/18/2018 11:58 AM
CURRENT BIDDER:
lostnfound
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DESCRIPTION

ANTIQUE COIN ACTIVATED MUSIC BOX

Age. More than 100 years old
Composition. Wood, veneer, metal
Size. 10 high x 21 wide x 18 deep
Rating: 7
Comments. This coin activated music box was made by the Murray, Spink & Co. of Providence RI. It has a hard word case, three mini turned legs, a raised panel on the top and lots of routed edges. There are removable panels in the interior which expose the gear driven works. They moved the circular teeth at the top which in turn moves the metal keys that make the tunes. What remains of the gears spin freely but we are not sure if total mechanism is complete so this item is being sold as is. The wooden case has wear, a split on the top, small, shallow wood dents and soiling/stains. The finish has wear, shade variations and small scratches/scrapes. It is missing one of the legs and another has a small chip on the bottom. There is something missing on one side which appears to be a crank as well as the coin mechanism in the interior. Would make an interesting restoration project or possibly repurpose that case to another fun project.

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