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51-note Lador Musical Box
By Barry Braund

I have a Lador music box and I am interested to establish how old it
is.  It seems unusual as the comb has 51 teeth and all the pictures
I have seen on the internet of Lador mechanisms are stamped 'Lador
Switzerland', whereas, on this piece 'Lador' is in a fancy script with
a lyre or other instrument behind it.  Below 'Lador' there is 'BREVET +
DEM' and 'No.71894'.

The box plays several tunes (but 'squeaks' a little).  It is in a walnut
veneer box and on the inside of the lid is what looks like a photochrome
postcard of 'Glion et les Dents du Midi' in Switzerland.  I can send
photographs if they would be of interest.  If you can shed any light on
this I would be grateful.

Best regards
Barry Braund


(Message sent Wed 25 Nov 2009, 20:19:32 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

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