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Unknown Music Box Maker and Tunes
By Jack M. Conway

Hi group,  In 1979 I bought a cylinder music box from Hathaway and
Bowers, listed in their catalog as "a box for the restorer!"  It has
no tune card.  It has six tunes on a 13-inch cylinder and 123 teeth
on the comb.  It had no damage to the comb (see photo at link below).
I was lucky to find skilled people to restore the mechanism and case
(see photo).

I realize that the identification chances are very slim.  I have never
found any markings that would help identify the maker.  All that I have
found is "4166" stamped on the left hand cylinder support bracket and
written in large handwriting on the bottom of the case the word "Sele".

I have gotten such great help from MMD on other music boxes I thought
I would try again.  Below are links to sound files for the six unknown
tunes I hope to have identified.

Is there a generic tune card that would be suitable for this box?

Any help you can give me will be much appreciated.

Jack M. Conway
Los Angeles, California, USA



(Message sent Thu 23 Mar 2017, 23:49:38 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

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