RARE THORENS INLAID MUSIC BOX WITH 5 INTERCHANGEABLE CYLINDERS. WATCH VIDEOS AT THE LINKS BELOW!!! Thorens handcrafted music box made in the 1980s and is part of their Symphonette Collection. Reuge bought out the Thorens music box division in the 1980s.
Unlike the Reuge version which has 1 tune per 3 inch cylinder on 50 note comb, this box plays 4 tunes on 3 1/2 cylinder on a 50 note comb.... 20 total tunes on this Thorens music box vs a measly 5 tunes on the Reuge box. This interchangeable music box with brass cylinders is precision Made in Switzerland. It plays well and e. Ach of the cylinders 4 songs is indicated by a.Pointer which advances from the "1 - 2 -3 - 4" engraved on a brass canopy above the movement. The spring is wound by winding arbor on top a spring barrel case with the key provided. The key stores neatly inside the cabinet. The mahogany wood case is beautifully grained and there is black ebonized trim molding around the base and lid.
The top is beautifully inlaid with flowers and instruments. This handcrafted case measures 16 1/2" x 6" x 4 1/2 The inside of the the lid is a bright yellow twisted silk rope. The inside, upon opening the inlaid top has a glass dust cover door protecting the brass and steel mechanism. There is a "74037" on the gilt bedplate. The mechanism is in mint condition and operates well.There is a brass front start/stop slide button. The top is attached to case by a long piano-style brass hinges. Winding key is included and is positioned in the top front "key slot". Each Cylinder Plays Four Songs, 50 note cylinder selections listed on inside cover and below. The movement is in mint condition. Absolute rare and magnificent Thorens music cylinder box. This is a very nice and quite rare Thorens music box. The 5 interchangeable cylinders each play a medley of 4 tunes. Each cylinder is stamped with a identification number 1 thru 5 to discern one from another. The list below includes cylinder number and the tunes on it. Minuet by Beethoven / Minuet by Lilly / Minuet by Mozart / Minuet by Boccherini. Mozart's Drawing Room / The Blue Danube / Schubert Serenade / Tales of Vienna Woods. Two hearts in waltz time / Rio Rita / Marcheta / Student Prince. Edelweiss / Laura's Theme / Somewhere My Love / Impossible dream. Adeste Fidelis / O Thou Joyful Day / O Christmas Tree / Silent Night. CONDITION: Case is in Excellent condition. Mechanism has been cleaned and oiled and operates perfectly. THERE WERE SOME WOOD PIECES THAT USED TO SECURE DOWN ABOVE THE CYLINDERS TO SECURE FOR TRVEL. JUST 4 LITTLE BLOCKS OF BLACK WOOD... WITH A PIN IN CENTER TO GO IN THE HOLES. The case is larger modern format size being 16 1/2 long x 4 1/2 ht.
Videos on you tube to watch. Link to video of Music box in general. Link to video cylinder 2 complete 4 tunes.
Link to video cylinder 3 some tunes. Link to video changing cylinder.
The item "THORENS INLAID MUSIC BOX With5 CHANGEABLE CYLINDERS, 20 TUNES REUGE. WATCH VIDEO" is in sale since Tuesday, October 5, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes". The seller is "sellall" and is located in Hampton, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States.