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Chartres Auction Prices Paid, December 2000  
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Prix payés / prices paid
Vente d'automates et de musique mécanique
Auction of automatons and mechanical music
Chartres (France)
80 km ou 1 heure de voiture, au Sud-Ouest de Paris
80 km or 1 hour by car, to the Southwest of Paris
Dimanche 10 décembre 2000, à 14h00.
Sunday 10 December 2000, at 2:00 PM

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Paris, Dec 11th, 2000

Below are the complete results of the auction of mechanical music, etc. in Chartres, France, Dec. 10th, 2000. All prices are given in French Francs, at the hammer, without premium (10,764%). To get a rough estimate of the price with the premium:

- in US $, divide by ten and add 50 %
- in British pounds, divide by ten and add 5 %
Lots not mentioned were missing or unsold (very few).

601. " The Small Newspaper" issue of 24/10/1897 with "Street Organs of the Mountains" - included with 9 issues of the A.A.I.M magazine.
=: 320 FF

602. Buchner, Alexander, "The Instruments of Mechanical Music". French edition, illustrated, hardback (Gründ 1991). Very good condition.
=: 340 FF

603. Three works on mechanics: Van der Hagen "Mechanical Movement" (Nansouty), "Chats with the engineer", and a small general tablet of 32 pages on the museum of the CNAM (years 1960/70).
=: 750 FF

604. Journal of the A.A.I.M.M. (Association of Friends of Instruments and the Mechanical Music - Association French of collectors), N 1 to 22 (1976/1985). Rare
=: 1400 FF

605. One lot: Book by Weiss-Staufacher, "Automatons and instruments of mechanical music" (Office du livre, 1976) - Trademark Magazine 1989 (article on Théroude) - Magazine Proofs (1954) - Catalog of the expo of the CNAM on music boxes of Prague (1966) - Catalog "Watches and Jewels ", Expo of Geneva 1962.
=: 800 FF

606. Two books: "The toys of life" by Franc-Nohain (bound 1911, 120 illustrated pages) - "The instruments of mechanical music" by Dr Buchner (Gründ 1992)
=: 450 FF

607. One lot: Book by Weiss-Staufacher, " Automatons and instruments of mechanical music" (Office of the Book 1976) - 2 catalogs of the Museum H. Triquet (Expo. of Bagatelle, and Museum of the Berthaud Impasse) - a catalog of the museum of the Geneva "Automaton clockmaking and music " - some excerpts from the journal of the CABAM (E. Blyelle).
=: 800 FF

608. Zeraschi " The Street Organ " Payot 1980. Beautiful state.
=: 200 FF

609. Chapuis, "History of the music box and mechanical music" (in French), Scriptar 1955. Bound, excellent state. An important classic, rare.
=: 2000 FF

610. " In the time of music boxes " by Bonhôte (Mondo, 1975, with a vinyl LP disc). With a consignment autograph by Freddy Baud to Jacques Polite.
=: 520 FF

611. Bowers, " Encyclopedia of Automatic Musical Instruments " (Vestal Press). The "Bible" of the collector, more than 1000 illustrated pages.
=: 1300 FF

612. Automaton of barrel organ player with French flag, "artsy-craftsy" manufacture. Cardboard, cloth and leather with a small Reuge movement of 2 songs. Spring motor. Mid 20th century. Height 31cm. In operating but average condition.
=: 1000 FF

613. Two crockery plates representing, one, a street organ player with dogs and wise monkeys (wear on the sides), the other is a fairground strong man.
=: 750 FF

614. Rare street organ player, accessory of miniature steam-powered machine. Traces of rust, otherwise good state. Sheet metal lithograph. 16x13x12cm
=: 1800 FF

615. Three musical locomotives by Tomy, en plastic. Length approx. 20cm. An electric motor (batteries) operates the locomotive that plays music from notched disks (3 or 4 furnished). Apparently good state, but working condition not verified.
=: 300 FF

616. Small toy piano in plastic, approx. 20cm, functioning on the same principle, with an animation on a strip parading on the facade. Together with a Tomy truck with animated characters.
=: 300 FF

617. Smoby plastic xylophone with crank, choice of 3 songs pinned on a cylinder. Size approx. 30cm. Interesting. Together with a mechanical organ player in plastic. H. 30cm
=: 350 FF

618. Musical electric locomotive in plastic. The notched rails form musical notation. In original condition
=: 100 FF

619. Musical Chalet (to re-glue) (ca 25cm). Pretty musical movement of snuffbox (tabatière) format, 3 songs, beautiful sonority. Beginning of 20th century
=: 800 FF

620. Small round animated picture, painting on copper with clock in the bell-tower and rotating mill wings. Minor damage and missing the movement. Around 1900? Diam. 14,5cm
=: 850 FF

621. Carl the organ grinder, German toy in sheet metal. Spring motor. The small monkey turns the crank and moves his tail. Some wear. Music on 4 blades [metal bars]. High. 15cm. Mid-19th century. Functional.
=: 1200 FF

622. Zilotone, musical automaton in sheet metal lithograph, manipulated by a spring motor. A clown hits 12 metallic bars. American, around 1930. Height 19cm - good state. With 3 cam disks.
=: 4800 FF

623. Crockery tile by Longwy, decorated with bird in brown cameo. Music: 2 songs.
=: 1200 FF

624. Musical tile, modern years 1950, good movement of 2 songs.
=: 1100 FF

625. A wooden musical alarm clock of 2 airs, height with base 44cm. List of songs, one broken strip, otherwise good state and plays well.
=: 1000 FF

626. A good musical dish with 3 tunes tiled castle and park (some cracks). Plays well.
=: 850 FF

628. Musical photo album, good small movement of 2 airs. Early 20th century.
=: 600 FF

629. Musical box, a small carved wood music box 30x12x13cm. Plays two songs, good condition. Beginning of 20th century
=: 900 FF

630. Nine small music box movements, mostly in snuffbox (tabatière) format, various conditions from excellent to not-so-good.
=: 6500 FF

631. Eight motors for automatons, 4 electric and 4 mechanical (among them one "RD" and one small Meccano "Magic" motor in its box).
=: 1100 FF

633. A musical alarm clock in wood, with disc musical movement, diameter 12,5cm, height 33cm, functions, good condition (some wear to the dial and the case). With one disk.
=: 1300 FF

634. Six metallic discs of 12,5cm for music box.
=: 300 FF

635. Ariston organette, 20 keys, black case 33x33cm. Some restorations, good state, plays well
=: 2400 FF

636. Wood musical alarm clock, 2 tunes, short base, complete and good condition, without key. H. 29cm Early 20th century.
=: 900 FF

637. Pedestal in walnut wood containing a good small movement of 2 songs, with screwed blades. Winds by a pull. With system for animation of a character upon a release signal from a clock. Excellent sound. Cylinder of 7cm. Pedestal L. 31cm
=: 2000 FF

638. A good 4-tune cylinder musical movement for an automaton or a picture clock. Total area 22cm. Key-wind, 4 tunes on cylinder 12,5cm (approx. 60 blades), rotating cam on the right. Good sound.
=: 3800 FF

640. A rare coin-operated music box in wood, with a Christmas scene, 37x24x19cm, closes with key, with 6 holes to let pass the sound. Crank wind. Cyl. 11,5cm 6 tunes. About 1900. Good sound.
=: 4000 FF

641. "Duck's Beak" Organette, pinned barrel with 4 airs, among which is "Va petit mousse, le vent te pousse..." ["Go little moss, the wind pushes you..."], played on 14 notes and a bell. Wooden case painted in imitation of veined wood, 32x24x24cm. Germany, about 1900. Restorations. Functions.
=: 2800 FF

642. "Melodion" barrel organette, 22 keys, 4 airs (with card) including "The Beautiful Blue Danube". Wood case 35x24x21cm (missing the canvas on top). Germany, about 1900. Restorations. Functions.
=: 3000 FF

643. "Mignon" reed crank-organette, 22 notes (double reeds). Case 49x35x37cm. Restorations (bellows, new lid). With 14 (rather tired) punched paper music rolls. Plays well. Germany, about 1900.
=: 12500 FF

644. Organette of 16 keys in shape of chalet, with 4 metallic disks. Various restorations (Similar to one shown in Bowers' Encyclopedia, p. 748)
=: 1200 FF

645. "Molinari" barrel organ, beautiful inlaid marquetry case (some marquetry is missing) 39x26x48cm. Crank operated, 7 tunes (tune card); 23 keys play 32 wood flute pipes. About 1900. Functional, 7 tunes, beautiful very lush arrangements. The Molinari firm (in New York, USA) imported some European organs before manufacturing its own high-quality instruments.
=: 30000 FF

646. A typical and very beautiful portable street barrel piano, similar to the "back pianos" by Charles Amelotti, 18 Déflies street, Nice. Varnished wood case 64x42cm, height 110cm (missing the fabric "grill cloth" concealment). A beautiful manivelle; the manufacturer's card is inside. Wood cylinder (worn), length 50cm, acts on 30 keys (the 12 deepest tones with dampers), with a stamp at the end of the tune. Plays 10 tunes according to the tune card (waltzes, polkas, etc.). A few cracks in the table, otherwise it's essentially "in it's juice" [it's practically in original condition]. See Bowers, page 365. Functional, but clarification [adjustment of the pins] adjustments desirable. A beautiful instrument, typical of the 19th century.
=: 10000 FF

647. Large mechanical barrel piano, coin-operated, by Blanche et Goffart of Valenciennes. Beautiful case in walnut and mahogany, ornamentation of fillets and gilded bronze and a canvas (modern) on the front. 135x72, high. 193cm H. 50cm for the base. 105cm cylinder plays 10 airs (tune card) on 54 keys, with bass drum, snare drum, cymbals, woodblocks and 8 tubular bells. Circa 1930. Good general condition, functions well but it needs tuning
=: 17000 FF

651. Duck on roulettes, in painted composition, with double animation of the head and the beak. Bellows [operated musical mechanism (to review). Around 1900 Length. 26cm - Height 21cm
=: 1000 FF

652. Mechanical bear attributed to Elie Martin, of fawn fur.
=: 1600 FF

653. Small girl skipping rope on pedestal in mahogany, a musical movement (piccolo effect). Head china, crank operated. Around 1900. Charming automaton in beautiful condition (small restorations). Height 41cm (doll 30cm)
=: 5200 FF

654. Cage with singing bird. Square base in sculpted, gilded wood, 27x27cm. The beak, head and tail move. Good general condition. Around 1900. Height 48cm
=: 17500 FF

655. Théroude (?). Beautiful mechanical toy from the era of Napoléon III, representing a woman. Head bust made in Nuremberg, beautiful dress of the era. Woman mounted on a horse, covered with horseskin. Mechanism, on 3 wheels. L. 22cm - Height 125cm
=: 18000 FF

656. Vichy. "The Violinist Page" Beautiful automaton from the end of the 19th century in original silk costume. Mannequin head with flat neck, in pressed bisque, chestnut-brown sulphide eyes, hands in painted metal. Mechanism inside the body, with music, 2 movements of the head and movement of the left arm. Height 55cm
=: 72000 FF

657. Vichy. Rare and beautiful animated picture with beautiful theater of two dancing Harlequins. Heads and members in bisque. On mirror base. Very beautiful freshness of costumes. Gilded frame. With music. Late nineteenth century. 36x40cm - L. 19cm
=: 35000 FF

658. "The peasant and his pig" Famous automaton of the House Vichy, beautiful mechanism of 5 cams. The peasant gives a slice of bread to the calm pig on his knees. The mischievous connivance between them is expressed by the shrug of the peasant's shoulders and the movements of the animal. Beautiful mechanism, music, beautiful original state. Height 82cm
=: 96000 FF

659. Bontemps. Beautiful bush with three birds, Two jumping from branch in branch, another pecking. At the foot of the tree is a fountain and a clock. Under [glass] globe, with pedestal in dark wood. Late nineteenth century. Beautiful original condition. L. 45cm - Height 67cm
=: 36000 FF

660. Decamps. "Clown acrobat on a ladder" Composition head, glass eyes. He climbs to the horizontal, lets go the left hand and attempts to straighten himself. With music. Restorations, notably to clothing and fabric. Height 62cm
=: 40000 FF

661. Lambert. "The coquette" automaton with porcelain head by Simon & Halbig, open mouth with movements of eyes and 2 movements of the head, hands in bisque with movements of the two arms. Seated on a chair of bamboo, she fans herself and looks in a mirror. On a musical pedestal, key L. B. of origin. Beautiful working state, but with restored dress. Height 50cm
=: 21000 FF

662. Lambert. "Coquette with tambourine" Beautiful mechanism. Seated, she shakes her tambourine with the right hand and raises the left hand to her mouth. Movements of the head and the right leg. The sound of the tambourine and her foot measures the beat. On musical pedestal. The costume is restored, damage to fingers. Head Jumeau, closed mouth and collar in china. Needs a good restoration. Height 41cm
=: 15000 FF

663. Two singing birds in cage of gilded brass. One has movements of the beak, head and tail, the other is perched and moves its beak and tail. Generally good condition but needs work. Mid nineteenth century. Height 52cm
=: 13500 FF

664. Beautiful automaton from the end of the nineteenth century, of undetermined manufacture. Representing a palace of the Chinese Imperial Court, in wood, painted polychrome. With four figures walking in the gardens between two pagodas. Length 60cm - Height 42cm
=: 10000 FF

665. German automaton with crank, one knee on the ground for balance, turns a pedestal held in its mouth. Very beautiful head in modeled bisque. With music. Late 19th century (needs work) 16x25cm - Height 29cm
=: 3000 FF

666. Round cage with whistling bird, movements of beak, head and tail. Good state. High. 30cm, diam. 16cm. Around 1900
=: 6500 FF

667. Renou. "The goose trainer clown" Small incomplete automaton but in original state. Height 42cm
=: 7500 FF

668. Lambert. "Little girl with bird" Automaton is partly original (case, mechanism and body). Head in later china (dress and trim recreated) - to restore.
=: 11000 FF

669. Two partial automatons or animate toys, attributed to Vichy, comprised of a Jumeau head, right neck marked in red, size 1 (crack to the forehead), an animated but incomplete body with hands in lead and a part of small body with a head for automaton attributed to Gaultier.
=: 2400 FF

670. Catalog "Advertising Automatons" Renting of automatons and devices of advertisement enlivened. Siege Social Julian Saint (Hte Savoie), 16 pages (37,5x24,5cm). Close to 180 models reproduced.
=: 3700 FF

671. Jaf. "The Toreador" Beautiful electric automaton for animation in shop window, of 7 cams (whose operation and electric motor need work). Beautiful composition head. Movements of eyebrows, eyes, the head and hands. Pivots on stand. Original clothing. On pedestal in wood. Has the name-plate of the Jaf house. Height 80cm
=: 19000 FF

672. " 'Negro' placard exhibitor " Beautiful electric advertising automaton. Composition head with animation of eyes and the lower lip. Movements of the right arm that can show several placards successively. Seems complete. Electric system needs work. Height 1,65m
=: 16000 FF

674. Five animated figures for shop window, around 1950 Electric 110 volts: Skier, birds, woman... (animation or lighting).
=: 500 FF

675. Five animated figures for shop window toward 1950 Electric 110V; Skier, birds, woman... (animation or lighting).
=: 500 FF

676. Five animated figures for shop window around 1950 Electric 110 V: skier, birds, woman... (animation or lighting)
=: 500 FF

680. Beautiful street organ, same type of manufacture as the organ-clocks of the Black Forest. Walnut woodwork 60x45x65cm. 25 keys on a beautiful burgundy-colored cylinder of 48cm; 3 stops (one closed, two open). Tune card (Waltzes, polka, mazurkas, including "Napoléon Lied"). Crank. Completely restored. Very beautiful condition and sound. Inscription "1869" on the base.
=: 28000 FF

681. Exceptional large music box movement, with a comb separated by groups of 4, bass on the right. Early era, 4 tunes, 3 commands. In an oval pendulum basis (44 cm, cleft lid, replaced screw) with rosewood veneer and stylized marquetry on the front. Winding by key and barillet. Interior command provides for starting by pendulum. Cylinder 22.6 cm, 25 groups of 4 tines each. Excellent condition and musicality (lacking the right finger of Maltese cross). Around 1820. One very rarely sees groups of 4 tines on the big movements with separated combs.
=: 13500 FF

682. A large English double chime mantel clock, beautiful mahogany and ormulu case on round feet, with rich decoration of golden bronzes in facade (framed by two columns) and surmounted of pine cones on the sides. 44 x 27 cm, height 77 cm. Big steel dial with black Roman numerals. 3 auxiliary dials: silence, advance-delay and choice between Westminster (4 bells) or Cambridge (8 bells) carillon. Anchor escapement. Remarkable craftsmanship, excellent condition, early twentieth century.
=: 14000 FF

683. Rare Ducommun-Girod Forte-Piano music box, 6 tunes, key-wound, 3 commands. Nineteenth century box (refitted) in painted wood, with marquetry on the lid (restorations, minor damage), length 45 cm. Beautiful movement (mid 19th century) signed on the frame; cylinder 32.7 cm, 123 tines (89 for the keyboard + 34 blades for the soft keyboard). Good patriotic songs (including "La Marseillaise", "Song of the Departure", etc.) with effects alternating loud & soft. Beautiful original condition. Missing the instant stop control; tune changing control rebuilt.
=: 10500 FF

684. Régina, very beautiful table-top music box for discs of 53cm (20-3/4 inches). Big box imitation oak 72x60x35cm with a part of the lid slightly raised by small columns of turned wood, to allow the sound to pass better. Litho inside. Crank-wound spring, 2 face-to-face combs (65+63 tones), American, around 1900. Very beautiful state of presentation, working and sonority. With 12 disks.
=: 38000 FF

685. Polyphon vertical disc music box with 40cm (15-3/4 inch) metal discs. Mills phonograph pedestal 53x46x95cm contains the metal disks. Classic case 53x30x108, with a beautiful movement of 2 opposing combs: one is in two parts of 27+12=39 tines, the other is one piece 39 tines. Crank-wound, good working condition. Germany, late nineteenth century. Various restorations on the case and the movement: the beautiful head of a woman carved on the front doesn't seem original, the hold-down bar for the disc is redone, modification of the release). With 8 disks.
=: 16500 FF

685 B. [ unknown item ]
=: 3600 FF

686. Big music box, 12 tunes, with drum and 6 bells, Box 62x33x29cm (planed lid). Tune card. Wound by lever. Brass cylinder 33cm acting on 3 keyboards (62 blades: 25+12 for percussions +25). Various repairs. Missing a sharp blade, one percussion blade is rewelded. Around 1900. The sound needs adjustments.
=: 16000 FF

687. Wilhelm Bruder Söhne (Waldkirch) portable barrel organ with pipes, 24 keys. Beautiful case decorated with filets and flowered marquetry (some holes on several) 55x33x55cm. Cylinder with 9 tunes (original tune card: waltzes, mazurkas, polka, etc...) Length 42cm. Acts on 24 keys. One pull stop. Approx. 40 pipes. Good condition, some restorations due to usage (bellows), needs some regulating. Late nineteenth century.
=: 37000 FF

690. Rare cylinder music box, with 3 protruding levers. Around 1830/35, 4 tunes with handwritten tune list. Box from that era, very simple, in fruit wood 26,5x11x9cm. Key wound. Brass frame and cylinder (length 14,2cm). 80 tines (a few good restorations are somewhat visible: cylinder redone, 6 blades and 2 tips replaced, a few rare missing spikes). Beautiful notation and sonority. Unusual tunes: "Hamburger né né favorite danse, Galope de la Norma, Valz la Reunion, Valz Ludovic". An early box of that time, interesting and of beautiful quality. Rare and good tunes with handwritten tunesheet. Very good condition.
=: 13500 FF

692. Spectacular and rare large "Pankalon" model Kalliston organette, 42 keys (including 6 for percussions comprising a snare drum and two bells). Black case decorated with gilt filets, 39x40x70cm. Vertical reading of zinc strips (includes two well-arranged new strips). Germany, circa 1900. Some restorations to be completed (bellows need work), otherwise very beautiful presentation. Functional.
=: 16000 FF

693. Intona organette, 16 keys, black case 34x26cm. Germany, circa 1900. With 16 annular disks in zinc (22cm). Good state.
=: 3800 FF

694. Beautiful organette American " Orchestrone ", 20 notes (same range that the Séraphone). Wood case 44x34x33cm. Crank. Around 1900. Usual restorations. Good musicality, beautiful state of presentation and working. With 14 modern rolls of punched paper (Le Turlutain), of which 7 are without spools. This type of organette is rare, because the improved system [the 'indirect' system, with valves] for air transmission cost too dearly to produce. (cf. Bowers p. 759)
=: 15500 FF

695. Organette "Gem Roller Organ", 20 notes, with 6 wooden cylinders (so-called "cob" because they resemble corncobs). Case 37x32x20cm. American manufacture, about 1900. A few restorations, functions well.
=: 5000 FF

696. Ariston organette, large model of 24 keys. Case with chromos of children musicians, 46x46cm. Works, but needs some restoration. Germany, around 1900. With 8 disks.
=: 3000 FF

697. Big mechanical piano, coin-operated, in shape of upright piano (but without manual keyboard). Trademark on the case: A. Passouace, Brussels. Woodwork is oak art d‚co, with beveled glass and golden bronze applique. 140x93cm, height 215cm. Spring motor. Wood cylinder 115cm, 65 keys, including bass drum, snare drum, cymbal, 5 tubular bells and woodblocks; 10 tunes. Around 1930/40. Very decorative, seems complete, in good condition, working but general restoration is needed.
=: 10000 FF

698. Serinette of 8 tunes. Box in walnut, revarnished tinted mahogany, 28cm. Handwritten tune sheet (includes "the small hunt", "bells of Corneville", etc.) 10 metal pipes (some damage). Complete, but needs to be restored. Second half of the nineteenth century.
=: 2800 FF

699. Seraphone organette, 20 notes, case 43x30x28cm. Bellows redone. Good condition (one blocked reed). With 12 "Leliophone" paer music rolls.
=: 9500 FF

700. Cylinder music box, with 6 tunes according to the card (including "Come, Little Hen [?]"). Box decorated with thin lines (some wear) 38x38x12cm. Lever wind. Cylinder nickel-plated 9cm, tune indicator. Around 1900. Condition and playing are average.
=: 2800 FF

701. Cylinder music box by Heller of Bern, tune card with 8 airs. Wood case 43x20x16cm, traces of decalcomania. Worn. Crank wind. Brass cylinder 21cm, 3 tines and 2 tips broken, some lying spikes. End of 19th century. The sound is good enough, but it needs restoration.
=: 2000 FF

702. A fine coin-operated barrel piano in the shape of a cabinet. Furniture with panels on the bottom decorated with thin marquetry and small golden bronzes (including a tambourine dancer); top parts partially embroidered with beveled mirrors, with 2 thick red cabochons [stones of convex form, highly polished, but not faceted]), and an oval painting of a landscape at the center. 120x69cm, height 185cm. Spring motor, coin-operated, 2 interchangeable cylinders of 90cm (cracks) playing 10 airs on 46 keys, including bass drum, snare drum, cymbal, woodblocks and bells. Electric operation is possible (to be checked). Apparently complete, operational, but some adjustments and tuning necessary.
=: 7000 FF

704. 24-key Ludophone street organ construction kit, with pipes, partially assembled. Case with decoration of thin line and marquetry of flowers 70x40x57cm. 3 registers. With plans, notes and pieces detached. Includes a cardboard scale and a "medley" of Boyadjoglou. Produced by Le Ludion, Toulouse. All in original condition, needing completion.
=: 10000 FF

705. A good modern 24-key pipe organ by André Odin (employs the Thibouville scale). Black woodwork in the shape of an organ. Case 55x34x50cm. Very good general state of presentation and working, light adjustment needed. With 12 books of cardboard music by Pierre Charial.
=: 22000 FF

706. A fine 10 tune coin-operated mechanical piano, circa 1900. "French Manufacturer of automatic pianos, Chamb‚ry". Blackened and gilded wood, Art Nouveau style of thin lines, with a canvas (modern) of 3 girls dancing. Tune card (polkas, mazurkas, waltzes...). Cylinder of 88cm manipulating 38 piano keys + 8 bells (can be switched off at will). Functioning (out-of-tune) 116x57x134cm (+ pediment 40cm)
=: 3000 FF

706 B [ unknown item ]
=: 3000 FF

707. Wooden musical alarm clock, 2 airs, (including "l'Internationale"), height with pediment 43cm; tune card, good state and plays well.
=: 1000 FF

708. Musical tile, decorated with a deer, airs (including "Faust") according to the tune card. Average condition.
=: 1100 FF

709. Musical tile, 2 airs, tile decorated with blue flowers. Good movement (no stop lever).
=: 600 FF

710. Musical tile, decorated with river scene. 3 tunes, with tune card (movement to be checked).
=: 500 FF

711. A 2-tune musical tile with a hound and a wild boar. Functions.
=: 1300 FF

712. A musical cigarette dispenser in the shape of a gondola. Winds by the pedestal that turns while playing a tune. Missing the doll dancer. Length 34cm
=: 200 FF

713. An oval inlaid wooden base for a musical movement, veneer palissandre with marquetry on the front 51x22cm. Good state (missing the feet).
=: 300 FF

714. Case (without mechanism) for a vertical coin-operated Polyphon (probably the model of 40cm discs) 66x38x78cm. Missing the pediment. Some worm holes and shells, otherwise good condition.
=: 1100 FF

715. About 100 music rolls for pneumatic player piano, 66-note format.
=: 1500 FF

716. About 30 music rolls for pneumatic player piano.
=: 500 FF

718. Seven music rolls for generic pianola, 65-note, marked "Orchestrelle piano". Average condition.
=: 100 FF

719. Child's accordion by Francis Dederis Brive, 10 notes + 4 bass
=: 650 FF

720. [ unknown item ]
=: 650 FF

722. [ unknown item ]
=: 1000 FF

722 B. [ unknown item ]
=: 200 FF

722 T. [ unknown item ]
=: 100 FF

722 Q. [ unknown item ]
=: 500 FF

723. Hockey. Table game of table in wood, with two figures. Length 1 meter.
=: 350 FF

725. Curious merry-go-round horse of cast aluminum, decorated. Movement of the head and the saddle by pressure. H 96cm - L. 90cm
=: 1000 FF

726. Head of Presley Elvis painted on wood panel. Height 120cm - Breadth 90cm
=: 1000 FF

727. "TOL BOULE" [sheet metal ball], France 1935. A small [gaming] device placed on a pub counter, manufactured by "the sheet-metal fabricators of Boulogne"; it is the color of the cities that determines the prize won. [Similar to item 728, see photo following.]
=: 600 FF

728. "TOL BALL" Version 1938 of the same device
=: 800 FF

729. SATAN'S ORACLE. Barme France, around 1925. Small fairground horoscope; the rotating needle stops on a prediction [which is] usually pleasant. Good condition. Accepts 2F coins, with key.
=: 2700 FF

726 B. [ unknown item ]
=: 1400 FF

730. "MILLS de LUXE", English Version of a Mills [gaming machine of the 1950s. Works 1 penny coins (well stocked), adaptable to 5F coins. Good state.
=: 3000 FF

731. SHOOTING LIGHTNING. Louis Loubet, France 1930. A coin of 1F, introduced into the pistol, must be projected into the slot situated at the bottom of the tunnel. Winnings are drink tokens, a small bell sounds in the event of success. An adjustment permits accentuating the difficulty. Numerous tokens. Good state, key.
=: 5000 FF

732. HIGH STAKES. Churchill USA 1936 A coin of 20 cents makes the 5 wheels turn and release a chewing gum. If the 3 wheels on the right compose a plain horse, the greyhound on the left indicates winnings to pay to the customer
=: 3600 FF

733. MILLS BLUE BELL. Mills USA 1950 Machine of 3 wheels in the shape typical of the 1950s. Case of oak, function with 1 penny (provided). Possibility to adapt to 5F coins. Good state, key,
=: 8000 FF

734. THE GYPSY. Bussoz France 1938 A transformation into a horoscope game of a Johnson roulette machine of 1912, in order to get around the 1937 prohibition of gambling machines. Functions with 1F coin. Good state, key.
=: 4200 FF

736. CRAZY BELLS. Sega Japan, 1965. This machine has a double jackpot which can pay up to 100 coins. Works with 6 pence coins or tokens. Electricity provides for the illumination and the coin switch contact. 500 tokens provided. Key.
=: 4800 FF

737. ROL-A-TOP. Bird of Paradise, Watling USA, 1935. The most sought-after of all 3-wheel machines. The previous 8 tokens appear in a window, in order to preclude forged token. Two sweets dispensers enable it to be considered a candy vending machine, in order to circumvent the law. A double jack pot lets one win up to 70 times the stake, while always keeping one jackpot full. Functions with 1F coins or the future 0,2 Euro coin. Very good state, key.
=: 29000 FF

738. THE RESERVIST. Oswin Franke, France 1909. Very beautiful carved door, case in walnut. This wall [the door?] contains a reserve of balls which are distributed to the winner at the same time as a drink token. Functions either with bronze 10 centime coins or tokens; numerous drink tokens are provided; key.
=: 8000 FF

739. BEN HUR. Caille USA 1913. Case in oak, superb mechanism castin The player can win 2 to 20 times the stake according to the chosen color for the introduction of the coin. Operates with 1F coin. Very good state, key.
=: 12000 FF

742. ARMS TEST. Gottlieb USA. A robust small force device by the big manufacturer of pinball machines. Two pictures indicate scores that must be obtained by men or women, according to their age. Accepts 20 centime coins. Good state.
=: 2800 FF

743. DUTCH BOY. Jennings USA 1917. Machine of 3 wheels, prettily decorated with imps. Functions 1F coins and can pay 20 times the stake. Good state, key.
=: 9000 FF

745. DYNAMOMETER STELLA France 1970. 1 piece of 1F coin displays the force of the hand in decanewtons.
=: 700 FF

746. MIAMI France. A small device for a pub counter, consisting of two concentric disks and provided with a gum dispenser.
=: 1300 FF

748. Coin-machine, Mills Operator Bells, 1929,
=: 9000 FF

749. "Sega Play Boy" Jack Pot of 3 wheels, with lighting. Beautiful state. Marked "SP" on a pedestal forming the case.
=: 3800 FF

750. Sheerline. Machine of 3 wheels, American. Functions with 50 centime coins. Around 1950/60.
=: 3000 FF

751. Bussoz wall model Johnson. Beautiful case in polished wood.
=: 5000 FF

752. Beautiful Mills pedestal in oak, probably for a phonograph, after the interior label. Curved door, colonnade facade. Base and grips in gilt metal. Depth 45cm - height 16cm
=: 3200 FF

754. [ unknown item ]
=: 13000 FF

755. [ unknown item ]
=: 1000 FF

756. Catalogue "Gramophone et accessoires" ; reproductions of two catalogs, bound together
=: 800 FF

757. Daniel Marty. "Illustrated history of the phonograph"
=: 400 FF

758. "Phonographs and mechanical" music, by Weiss, Hatchet 1930. Good state (a stain of ink).
=: 200 FF

759. A pictorial catalog of 1904, "The Graphophone" (Columbia), 34 pages, and a book "Phonographs and mechanical music", by Weiss, Hatchet 1930 (usuries)
=: 900 FF

760. Six post cards: 5 of phonos, and a (repro) of an organ player (marked "Louis Bertrand and his son")
=: 300 FF

761. Five impression [for printing press] plates representing phonographs. = 400 FF

744. ARISTOCRAT ESPRIT. Australia 1970 One of the last entirely mechanical models. Can pay up to 30 times the stake; neon lighting. Functions with 5F coins. Good state, key.
=: 4000 FF

762. Reproduction of display stand for phono disks "His Masters Voice", in plaster, with the famous Victor dog.
=: 400 FF

763. Two Pathé discs in wax, decorated on the side with the advertisement of the "Disques Path‚" in red background, with the rooster: "Cyrano of Bergerac" and "The meadow by Clercs" (some small defects). Diam. 24,5cm
=: 2000 FF

764. Three rare Pathé stylus disks (50cm) [19.7 inches], one with sleeve.
=: 1800 FF

765. Twenty disks E. Berliner's Gramophomes in wax. Diam. 17,5cm
=: 3500 FF

766. "Répétiteur [prompter, coach] Mnémosyne", new condition in its box, "a totally reliable locator of high precision". [Classical mythology: Mnemosyne is the goddess of memory, and the mother (by Zeus) of the nine Muses who preside over song and the different kinds of poetry.]
=: 200 FF

767. Peter Pan. Portable phonograph in black-covered suitcase.
=: 3200 FF

768. Mignophone. Small portable phonograph in a suitcase covered in green leather
=: 1500 FF

769. Mazo small portable phonograph in polished wood valise.
=: 1100 FF

770. Nirona phonograph with tall horn in the shape of a mushroom (repainted red).
=: 700 FF

771. Small phonograph Omnibus with floral pavilion. Pickup head.
=: 1800 FF

772. Orbiphone. Beautiful phonograph in mahogany suitcase with brass fittings.
=: 1100 FF

773. Beautiful phonograph, Berliner type, by the French Gramophone Society. In a portable case and padded. With numerous spare parts and more than 20 Gramophone discs. Diam. 17,5cm
=: 23000 FF

774. Phonograph Pathé "Day and Night" with floral pavilion, repainted cream.
=: 1800 FF

775. Beautiful phonograph for was cylinders; walnut case. Chromium-plated turntable, 2 pickup heads. Significant set of cylinders.
=: 7200 FF

776. "The Graphophone" Case of varnished wood with decalcomanias. Turntable is a black casting. Type A 1897. Non-original housing and 9 cylinders.
=: 4500 FF

777. Beautiful Phynis phonograph of asymmetric housing. Original pink paint (rust). Case of walnut burl and rosewood. Original head marked "OKA"
=: 9000 FF

778. Phonograph "the voice of his master" style Berliner No.3
=: 8000 FF

779. Pavilion in wood with phonograph "the voice of his Master". Case in oak.
=: 8500 FF

781. Olotonal. Beautiful phonograph in suitcase of Pathé mark, sheathed in fawnskin leather, with its slipcover. Very beautiful condition.
=: 1800 FF

782. Edison cylinder phonograph. Mechanism lacquered black. Case in varnished oak with integral loudspeaker. Accompanied by 5 cylinders.
=: 4500 FF

783. Pathé phonograph in varnished wood. Reflex pavilion incorporated in lacquered sheet metal and one pickup head "Reproducteur Path‚éConcert"
=: 1000 FF

786. Parlograph, device to record cylinders of wax. Oak case styled like a sewing machine, electric practice (without pavilion).
=: 1800 FF

787. Phonograph Pathé "Day and Night" with floral pavilion painted black (rust). Pickup head has diamond for the stylus.
=: 1400 FF

789. Phonograph case in walnut, integral loudspeaker. Opening with two doors, with marquetry.
=: 600 FF

791. Opéra. Phonograph case in oak, integral loudspeaker, with grill. Complete.
=: 700 FF

792. Phonograph "His Master's Voice". Curved lid. Integral loudspeaker with 2 doors.
=: 500 FF

793. Two pavilions, average condition, one in repainted wood.
=: 1600 FF

794. [ unknown item ]
=: 1700 FF

795. [ unknown item ]
=: 3200 FF

796. [ unknown item ]
=: 4000 FF

797. [ unknown item ]
=: 500 FF

799. [ unknown item ]
=: 100 FF

800. [ unknown item ]
=: 700 FF

802. [ unknown item ]
=: 500 FF

803. [ unknown item ]
=: 4200 FF

804. [ unknown item ]
=: 450 FF

Fin de la vente / End of the auction

Philippe Rouillé (Paris, France)
http://www.cnam.fr/museum/musica_mecanica/
Mon, 11 Dec 2000 18:26:16 +0100 (MET)


13 December 2000
 

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