This music box is in very nice condition. It is from a local estate.
The one flaw which I have observed is the lack of one neoprene spacer for the top cover, which I have not found a replacement for. The 4 spacers provide a small gap for acoustic value, and the lack of one does not seem to cause a notable impairment to audio quality. When I acquired the piece a year ago it was functional but dried out. It played when wound tight but briefly. I have not disassembled it but using a tiny brush to alternately apply cleaner and lube to the bushings it has arrived at the point where it will unwind completely to the motor stop with the cylinder at the home position.It will also begin to play with a minimal amount of winding. I have examined the box at various times and not found any damage to report. On the cylinder, I have watched a number of times, as it plays for bent or broken tines and observed no damage.
The comb also is free of broken teeth. The glass is free from chips and scratching.
I think this covers everything so I thank you for your interest. The item "Reuge Music box Dauphine 3 Tune 72 Note Thieving Magpie by Rossini, vintage" is in sale since Saturday, January 5, 2019.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\1970-Now". The seller is "tommyloveslo" and is located in Grand Island, Nebraska. This item can be shipped to United States.