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Auction in Chartres, France
By Philippe Rouillé

Paris, Oct. 21st, 1997

A specialized auction in mechanical music will take place in Chartres
(80 km WSW from Paris) on Sunday Dec. 7th, from 2 PM.

The auctioneer, Jean-Pierre Lelievre, asked me to describe some of the
instruments for sale.  A catalog will be issued mid-November.

Many lots in automatas and mechanical music.

Special mention for two large interchangeable orchestra music boxes with
"voix celestes", drums, castanets, bells, etc.  The biggest one is
really very big : it has 10 cylinders, 49.5 cm long, in two drawers of the
supporting table, which measures 147 x 78 cm, the box itself measuring
137 x 64 cm, height 45 cm !

I'll try and give you more details later on.

Best regards,

Philippe Rouille  (Paris, France)

(Message sent Tue 21 Oct 1997, 20:05:05 GMT, from time zone GMT+0200.)

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