It incorporates a superb REUGE CH 2-tune 50-note Swiss musical movement under glass. The box design & decoration is in a traditional classic Florentine style using a hand painted gold leaf embossed ribbon motif, (on a soft pastel blue background), in a unique crisst crossed design. The high gloss & polished lacquered wood interior, with storage compartments on either side of the musical movement was intended as a cigarette box. However, the 2 spacious storage compartments are ideal for holding jewelry or other keepsakes as well.The Reuge Model number for this particular style was 2320. The CH 2-tune 50-note mechanism plays 2 distinctively different parts of the tune. From Richard Rogers score for. On the front of the box. If pushed to the right , activates the music. As a CH = (Ch anging Mechanism), it plays about 30 seconds of the melody on the first revolution of the cylinder, & then the cylinder shifts, almost imperceptibly, to the right & then plays the 2. 30 second part of the melody on the next revolution. The cylinder then shifts back to the left & the 2 part cycle begins anew, until the mainspring winds down or the button on the front of the box is physically moved back to the left.
If so, the musical mechanism will complete the revolution it has started & will automatically shut off at the end of that rotation. Dimensions: 16' x 4" x 3". Weight: 1 lb 8 oz.
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Please let us know how we can be of any service to you, or your friends & family for music box parts or repair/restoration services? Thank you for your time and consideration of our music boxes, parts and services. The item "VINTAGE SWISS CH 2/50 REUGE MUSIC BOX CIGARETTE CASE" is in sale since Tuesday, March 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\1970-Now".
The seller is "musicboxrepairman" and is located in Lomita, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.