This gorgeous wood veneer music box is marked on the bottom "Linden" & is large, measuring 12" L x 7" W x 6 Tall & weighs 5 lbs. It is in excellent vintage condition, & is near flawless in its finish, except for a small reddish area on the top, & a small "bump" in the wood edging on the left edge--see Photo # 11.
The very unusual music box mechanism is that of Sankyo, & is including a mechanism that utilizes 4 large Bells that strike during the playing of its outstanding & bright, well-paced melody. When you open the lid, the music starts to play, & the playing of the lilting, happy melody is enhanced & enlivened so much with the striking of these 4 bells, plus the added attraction that you get to watch as all this mechanical activity happens makes it almost hypnotic to see! On occasion, the 3rd bell from the left will miss its striking by its hammer--however, this seems to happen much less when the music box mechanism is wound up fully to play, so that is not too noticeable & is easily overlooked when it's kept wound up. Since I cannot find an ID # or letters to identify the awesome, cheerful tune on its Sankyo music box mechanism, I'm including a VIDEO to let you hear this wondrous sound. Video will open in a new window.
Look over all the Photos--enlarge, enhance, magnify them--to judge for yourself the absolute beauty of the Linden wood veneer box & the fantastic look & appeal as you watch the fascinating mechanism while it plays its glorious tune, & you hear the wondrous sound on the video--if it really appeals to you, don't hesitate too long to decide, for this is indeed a vintage mechanical treasure that you will want to pass down to the generations to use, enjoy, & cherish! Needless to say, it makes a perfect Christmas gift to give or to get! Basically, if you're not happy, then I'm not happy. The item "VTG SANKYO JAPAN MUSIC BOX MECHANISM w 4 BELLS IN LINDEN WOOD VENEER BOX-VIDEO" is in sale since Saturday, November 9, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\1940-1970". The seller is "keystone_antiques" and is located in Cleveland, Oklahoma. This item can be shipped worldwide.