Simple 'wind the handle' movements in a sealed case.
Purchased at auction October 2023
65mm x 42mm dia Fat cylinder on cast iron bedplate playing on a 59 tooth single comb (two treble teeth missing so only 57) Has obviously had several repairs to the comb. Note the blobs of solder on the top of five teeth. Presumably a crude method of tuning.
Superb burr yew figuring to the lid. Not the original box.
S shaped crank with brass handle.
Tunes include 'Coming Through The Rye'
Pieret de Pierre Manivelle
Wooden box with iconic picture on the top.
Plays "Over The Rainbow"
Klimt "The Kiss" Manivelle
Matchbox size cardboard box with tiny movement
Thorens Floral Manivelle
Absolute mint condition wooden box with lovely floral decoration. In its original cardboard box.
Plays "Just once for all time Live, Laugh & Love"
Thorens Dog & Child Manivelle
Mint condition metal case with lovely girl & dog scene.
In its original cardboard box.
Plays "Not Here, Not There"