Polyphon is the best known make of disc musical boxes and was a company established in 1887 in Leipzig, Germany, which produced a huge variety of table and upright disc musical boxes of all shapes and sizes. The company dissolved around the time of the First World War but many of their (now antique) products have been preserved by collectors and can still be enjoyed today. Here we have a fairly uncommon'double-comb' or'duplex' 11-inch table disc musical box, made in 1905 or thereabouts. The difference in tone between the standard single comb and this model with two combs is like night and day, the two combs together producing a much richer, lusher and pleasing sound altogether.The case itself is in sound structural condition and in good cosmetic condition, considering the age of the instrument. All teeth are present and correct on the combs, and dampers sound as if they are working correctly. The key and lock work too, unusually on something so old. Dimensions: 16 1/2" W x 14 1/2" D x 8 1/2 H (42cm W x 37cm D x 22cm H). There are a significant number of discs, thirty eight in total, with the instrument which are all in very good condition and catalogued. The discs are: 2020: Verlassen, Verlassen 2022: Mill In The Black Forest 2027: Lobe den Herren 2030: Nun danket alle Gott 2041: Bortnianski Prayer 2065: Polyphon Mazurka 2080: Hora Campulungeanea (Romanian tune) 2110: Little Bird in the Fir Wood 2119: O Tannenbaum 2169: What a Friend we have in Jesus 2175: Blessed Assurance 2198: Es ist Bestimmt in Gottes Rath 2217: March of the Vienna Girls Band 2243: Looking for a coon like me 2261: Senkaraburnum 2284: On the Beautiful Rhine 2309: Oh! That Gorgonzola Cheese 2367: That interferin' Marm downstairs 2383: Austrian National Hymn 2404: Funiculi Funicula 2427: Derden dreht sich suhig weiter 2476: The Bells of Aberdovey 2477: The Maid of Llangollen 2480: I'm the li'l bit of sweetstuff 2624: Good King Wenceslas 2673: Schwarzwald Madchen 2722: Georgs Marsch 2826: Glowworm Idyll 2854: O Alte Burschenherrlichkeit 2898: Nimm mich mit 2899: Heimlich still und leise 2994: Puppchen Marsch 20019: Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen 20021: Seemansslos 20023: Ich glaube da fliegt ne Taube 20030: Malwine ach Malwino 20032: Drei alte Schachteln 20036: Madle aus dem Schwarzenwald. Due to the antique and rare nature of this instrument, and the risk of damage to the mechanism, I cannot post or courier this item - but if you are interested and do not have your own means of transport, I would consider personally conveying this to you for a sensible cost. The item "Polyphon Double Comb 11 Disc Music Box from 1905, with THIRTY EIGHT discs" 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.