1 OF A KIND HAND CARVED QUAIL GAZO CASE W/ REUGE 72 NOTE MOVMENT- 3 TUNES BY ROSSINI. 1 OF A KIND HAND CARVED QUAIL GAZO CASE W/ REUGE 72 NOTE MOVMENT (SEE VIDEO). "GUILLAUME TELL (WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE)" - ROSSINI. "BARBIER DE SEVILLE" - ROSSINI."PIE VOLEUSE (THIEVING MAGPIES)" - ROSSINI. This is a "Corona Del Mar Quail Music Box" serial #QB (Quail Box)/128/A (Alder Wood) produced by The Gazo Family Clock Factory of San Diego, California, circa 1980 (serial number is stamped on the bottom of the box). The cabinet pieces were hand carved in Mexico from Alder wood & finished in English walnut by Beto Martinez of Creations International and hand assembled in San Diego, California by The Gazo Family Clock Factory. Due to the hand carving and hand assembly, no 2 of these models are alike. During assembly of the cabinet, The Gazo Family Clock Factory installed a Swiss made Reuge 3 tune 72 note changing musical mechanism (CH 372604, dated 12/1979). The Reuge musical mechanism has a larger than usual mainspring allowing for almost 11 full minutes of continuous play before the musical mechanism needs to be wound again, and also features a tune indicator which indicates which tune is being played. The stopper button is pushed to the right to activate playing of the musical mechanism, and when the stopper button is pushed to the left the musical mechanism will finish it's revolution of the current tune and then shut off. The musical mechanism is mounted under protective glass and has a winding key located on the bottom of the cabinet. This music box was recently acquired from the estate of Linda Pinson (original owner), who with her husband Ray ran "Ray & Linda's Clock Repair" in Tustin, California. The box was acquired from the estate by Don Caine, owner of Music Box Repair Center Unlimited, and former warehouse & operations manager of Sorrento Specialties and later Reuge USA. DIMENSIONS: 11" wide x 7-3/4" length x 12 tall. The Music Box Repair Center Unlimited offers unprecedented personalized customer service in the repair and restoration of all makes and models of mechanical music mechanisms. We service music boxes utilizing cylinders & metallic discs. We also service musical jewelry boxes, Reuge (Swiss) & Italian mechanical musical cigarette/lipstick carousels (aka mosques), mechanical singing bird boxes & bird cages, mechanical whistlers, musical pocket watches & clocks, lockets and musical figurines, ballerina boxes, nutcrackers and smokers. We also sell and service the parts for the musical mechanisms in most cuckoo clocks.
Additionally, as the sole North American distributor of REUGE & ROMANCE movements, The Music Box Repair Center Unlimited, has a complete inventory of Reuge & Romance mounting hardware & replacement parts. We also carry all the replacement parts for the THORENS AD30 4½ disc mechanisms & those made later by Reuge - Romance. Additionally, we stock the world's largest selection of Thorens 4½ inch Discs, with over 300 different tunes to choose from. Thank you for your time and consideration of our music boxes, parts and services.
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. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes". The seller is "musicboxrepairman" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.