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Vintage Carousel Merry Go Round Music Box
Merry Go Rounds are romanticized because they inspire such imagination and often evoke magical childhood memories!
This vintage music box plays the Carousel Waltz and as it plays, the horses go around and up and down. Under the red and white circus tent top, this simple plastic Carousel or "roundabout," offers just enough detail to capture magic. The four "galloping" horses are mounted on metal posts in alternating colors of gray and brown. The music box is wound by turning the top in a clockwise motion and opening the small drawer at the base. Most of these photos were taken with the small drawer open and the music playing. The platform turns with the music and the horses intermittently go up and down.
No breaks are found. There is minor lifting of the patterned paper trim at the base and the platform has a very slight tilt. Really quite a sweet and nostalgic piece for a Nursery or for the adult who loves the Carousel. It is 7" tall by 4" wide.
If you are a collector of Carousel Horses or Merry Go Rounds you may wish to see others within this shop. (See the last photo for others available at the time of this listing.)
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