On 21 November, 2009, Auction Team Breker will conduct an auction of
619 lots in Cologne, Germany, which will include many rare items and
all fresh to the market. Among the mechanical music lots are
- An important archive (lot 397) of original documents and photographs
from American carousel giant Charles W. Parker.
- Disc Boxes: Many seldom-seen models, including Regina Autochange
(lot 434), Polyphon Hall Clock (lot 432), and a very rare Symphonion
No. 130 21-1/4-inch Chocolate Vendor (lot 438).
- Pianos and Nickelodeons: Including a Regina Mandoline Orchestra (lot
399), North Tonawanda Nickelodeon Piano (lot 404), and a Seeburg KT
Orchestrion in Art-Glass oak case (lot 402).
- Pneumatic Instruments: Gasparini Fairground Organ with carved facade
and five figures (lot 410) and a Wilhelm Bruder 53-keyless Fairgound
Organ, c. 1925, lot (411).
Viewing will be Friday, 20 November, 4 to 7 p.m. and also on
21 November 8 to 10 a.m. More information at http://www.breker.com/
Robbie Rhodes, MMD
Mechanical Music Digest