The Euphonion Company are though to have been a short-lived rival company to Polyphon, and most likely forced out of business by Polyphon at an early stage in the company's history, almost certainly well before the close of the 19th century, as few of their products survive today. Therefore this is a rare instrument, but still of very good quality indeed. The word rare often gets misused, but here we have a outstanding and possibly unique example of an 8 3/4-inch disc playing Euphonion, made in the 1890s, which unsually does not use a spring to drive the disc but instead a handle turned by the user also called a'Manivelle' - and it is this actual instrument for sale here which is referred to in the book'The Disc Musical Box' by Kevin McElhone.
There are four discs included with the instrument, as well as, of course, the operating handle. The case is in very good condition structurally and cosmetically, with a lovely high polished finish. The teeth on the comb and the dampers all appear to be present and correct. Dimensions: 10 1/2" W x 9 1/2" D x 6 H (27cm W x 24cm D x 15cm H). Because of the high risk of damage, I will not post or courier this item, however if you are interested in it and cannot collect, I would be happy to consider delivering it to you for a sensible cost.
The item "Euphonion Disc Music Box Super Rare Antique c. 1900, like Polyphon" is in sale since Friday, September 6, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectables\Household Collectables\Music Boxes". The seller is "nickn5" and is located in Stourport-on-Severn.This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.