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Lador Musical Box Movement in a Musical Bottle
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I have an interesting musical box bottle that I obtained when my
parents died.  I think it is from Europe, obtained during WW2.

It's of clear glass, shaped like a cello embossed with strings and
such.  The gold metallic label reads "do re me" with some musical
bars and notes; the only other writing on the label is "distillerie
Cestuis".  The bottle cork has a star on it and "since 1864", also
"made in France".

The base of the musical movement is cast, with some stamped metal
parts.  The gears look of brass and one is of a reddish brown type
(like Bakelite).  The writing on the movement says "Lador Switzerland"
and it is hand numbered "2365" with pencil.  On the bottom is a paper
tag that says the tune is "Resta cu'mme" [Abide with me].

I would like to know as much about it as possible: age, rarity, value
and history.  I could probably get some pictures but it may take
a week or so.

Thank you in advance,
Non Subscriber

(Message sent Thu 27 Oct 2005, 03:23:15 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Bottle, Box, Lador, Movement, Musical

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