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FS: Heller Grand Format Musical Box
By Uwe Breker

Dear MMDs,  The YouTube video of the Heller six-air grand format forte
piano musical box in Breker's auction on 30 May (Lot 571) is now on
YouTube at 

Catalogue description:  Rare Grand Format Forte-Piano Musical Box
by J.H. Heller, c. 1860.  Playing six airs, with two combs of 57 and
176 teeth (both complete), brass bedplate, massive key-wind movement,
compensated governor, instant-stop control and brass tune-plaque
engraved "J.H. Heller, Berne", in rosewood-veneered case with red
interior, key compartment, hinged end flap and brass stringing on front,
lid and sides, the front and lid with geometric inlay of engraved
brass, mother-of-pearl flowers, turquoise, rose and tortoiseshell
enamel, case 12-1/2 in. (32 cm) x 33-1/2 in. (85 cm), cylinder 21 in.
(53.5 cm) x almost 4-1/2 in. (11.5 cm) diameter, with large 
ratchet-key, 15 teeth in forte and 3 teeth in piano comb replaced.

Best wishes,

Uwe Breker - Auction Team Breker
Cologne, Germany
tel.: +49 (0) 2236 38 43 40
email: [delete ".geentroep" to reply]

(Message sent Tue 26 May 2015, 21:12:20 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

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