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List of Tunes for Capital Cuff Music Boxes
By Lelland Fletcher

In reply to Kevin McElhone's request.  I have an "O" model Capitol
Cuff box, which has the same movement as the "A" model.  The serial
number is 07 on the baseplate.  The dimensions of the cuffs are
4-1/4 x 3-3/8 x 2-1/4 inches, which is the same as the "A".  (See
Bowers, p.140.)

I have 12 cuffs and the titles and numbers are listed.  However,
some numbers or words are non-decipherable.

  ?   Wine, Women and Song
 #10  ? - March
 #31  ?
 #34  The Darkie's Dream
 #41  Sweet Marie
 #63  Dainty - Caprice
 #71  Push De Clouds Away
 #73  Ting a Ling Ting
 #96  Isabella Waltz
#102  Marguerita
#123  She May Have Seen Better Days

The picture inside the lid is the same as shown on page 137 of Bowers'
Encyclopedia.  I will send a photo of it along with the same picture
in an Olympia box I have and also an oil painting of the same picture.

I have been trying for some time to find out more information on
the picture.  Hope someone can identify the artist and the subject.
I think it is a young lady harvesting wild rice, perhaps on a lake in
Minnesota, eh?  Maybe some MMD'ers can help.

Hope I have been of assistance.
Cordially,
Lelland Fletcher, San Diego, Calif.

 [ Thanks for the information, Lelland.  I'll place the photo at the
 [ MMD Pictures site,  http://mmd.foxtail.com/Pictures  -- Robbie


(Message sent Mon 7 Feb 2005, 06:10:27 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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