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Information About Mira Music Boxes
By Bill Wineburgh

Sheryl:  What information are you seeking (about the floor model
Mira's)?  Perhaps I can help.

Regarding the number of tune sheets (discs) that were made for the
Mira, I have a list, dated May, 1905  that came with my 15-1/2" Mira
that lists up to Number 1074, Give My Regards To Broadway by Cohan.

A very complete listing is printed in the Autumn, 1980 MBSI Bulletin
and was compiled by Coulson Conn.  It lists 1352 titles.  There are
several gaps in the listing, so the actual number of titles would have
been 1340.

The same titles and numbers were made for all models (sizes) of the
Mira.  The same numbers and titles were used for the Stella discs, also
made by Mermod Freres, except on that each size Stella had a different
prefix.  14" prefixed with 1,000, 9 5/8" prefixed with 2,000, 26"
prefixed with 3,000, and 15 1/2" prefixed with 4,000.

Musically yours,

Bill Wineburgh

(Message sent Fri 12 Mar 1999, 02:05:44 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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