31st Jan, 2024 10:30 GMT/BST

Scientific & Musical Instruments, Cameras & Tools

 
  Lot 111
 

111

A Mandolin Musical Box, By B. A. Bremond

serial No. 6154, playing 6 airs, with single-spring motor, full-length zither attachment on single-section comb and mandolin teeth in groups of up to six, under dustlid, lacking tunesheet, in part-grained case with the lid bearing delicate fruitwood and ebony inlay on rosewood veneered ground - 21in. (53cm) wide, the cylinder 10 3/4in. (27cm).

Sold for £190
Estimated at £200 - £300


 

Fully restored. All teeth and tips present.

 


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Auction: Scientific & Musical Instruments, Cameras & Tools, 31st Jan, 2024

The sale will offer a good range of brass, string, woodwind and electronic musical instruments, led by a 1963 Pre-CBS Fender Stratocaster, and two fine Selmer Mark VI Saxophones in outstanding condition.

Also of note are Leica cameras, a Curta Type I calculator, and a host of unusual items such as a collection of glass eyes.

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