This simple but charming vintage box contains a beautiful mellow sound. It plays O Tannembaum & Am Weihnacktsbaum...traditional German melodies....36 teeth on the comb. The Thorens Music Box Company of St. Croix, Switzerland made this music box available around the late 1950's to mid 60's.
We just had the mechanism professionally cleaned, lubricated and adjusted. There are new dampers (so NO squeaks when it plays).
You will note in the closeup of the mechanism that there is absolutely NO corrosion, rust or tarnish. This one was well taken care of, and we just had it cleaned to insure its next owner of a long happy relationship. Yes, there are other vintage ones available on the internet...but when they assure you that the brass cylinder (with all those tiny pins sticking out of it) will "clean easily".....guess again. The green spots ARE corrosion and don't remove entirely....and it is quite costly to have some of it removed. (It HAS to be professional done). To do it right....the pins have to be removed and the only way to put them back is to hand pin each individual one. Guess what THAT adds up to! This one plays even better than it did when it was new (our repair professional tuned the teeth that were out of pitch).
We've seen music box dealers offer this box in the $475 to $575 range. We acquired this one from an estate, here on the coast of Maine. Other than being ignored in the past few years and thus a bit dirty it was in fine shape. We just felt better having it all spiffied up!
We are very pleased to offer this "good as new" music box for your listening pleasure. Although its a "Christmas" tune...who could resist listening in June or July?
5 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 2 5/8" tall
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