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Mechanical Music in New York City
By David W. Dick

I will be in New York City in one week and am interested to know
if there are any museums that display mechanical musical instruments
or band organs in or near the city.  All types of mechanical musical
instruments have fascinated me for years.

I recently purchased a Jacot's music box (#J3306) at a local auction.
I am interested in any information about the Jacot's company or my box
in particular.  My music box plays 10 songs and came equipped with the
latest device called  the "Jacot's Safety Check".

David W. Dick

 [ Jim Heyworth wrote in 030421 MMDigest, "The box is most likely
 [ made by Mermod Freres who used the patented Jacot safety check.
 [ It is probably worth somewhere between $500 and $5000 but could
 [ go off either end of that."  See the Jacot articles indexed at
 [ -- Robbie

(Message sent Tue 10 Apr 2007, 00:41:47 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  City, Mechanical, Music, New, York

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