"Symphonion" Model #25 Music Player with 11 3/4 inch Disc, and has "2 Song Birds in Tree Branches Inlaid into the Walnut Lid" with Flame Walnut Veneer on all the sides, and 4 carved Corner Columns. 40 Extra Musical Disc included.
Also includes the Sales Catalog Dated 1894 & 1895 as shown in the last photo. This Machine Cost is Featured on the Front Cover of the sales catalog and Sold by the Listed Dealer ; Wm. F. Hasse No. 107 East 14th Street * adjoining Steinway Hall * New York.
Cost $80.00 in 1895 plus an $32.00 for the extra 40 Disc !!! This total cost back then of $112.00 could have bought a small cottage.
(That's $5568.00 calculated price at today's Cost, by an average of 6% inflationary rate for 116 Years just for the Player alone)
Double Combs are undamaged and it Sounds Great ! Has an interior Black wood framed Glass Lid to keep dust out of the movement, and there is a recessed Mirror in the upper Sarcophagus Lid so you can watch the movement turn the Disc from a sitting position. As a Decorative Touch, the previous owner has added an all Glass Beaded Tassel to assist in lifting the Lid by the Brass Hoop.
Case Measurements : 19 14/ inches Long, 15 inches Wide, and 9 1/2 inches High.
Weight : Total will be about 65 pounds total weight, with the Player & the stack of 40 extra Disc, and Double Boxes.
You have my personal Satisfaction Guarantee 3 day Inspection Period with a Ruby Lane "No Questions Asked Item Refund" policy.
Please email with your zip code for an accurate Shipping Quote. Must be shipped in 2 separate Boxes for safety. The Player & about 40 Disc.
Shipping : Shipping will be on a Wednesday, or First Business Day following a Holiday.
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