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 8007: Symponion, c. 1898

 


Antique Symphonion Eroica, c. 1898


A magnificent quality Symphonion Eroica made by Symhonion in Leipzig in c. 1898.

The Eroica are truly a feat of musical engineering: an antique disc music box that plays three discs simultaneously to create a wonderfull complex and rich sound. They are also rare, and very hard to find in such excellent original condition.

This example has come from a private collection in England where is had been cherished for generations. Its condition is excellent: the musical movement and combs are all in superb condition, and the case, which features a central plaque of a musical nymph and a musician on glass, is all original.

This music box is operated with an old English penny-in-the-slot on its upper right hand side, and plays two revolutions for each penny. It comes with a selection of 13 sets of discs, some new, some old, which fit in the base of the case.

A rare and wonderful machine, with an exquisite sound.


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Size:
Width:
26 ¾” / 68cm
 
Height:
80 ½” / 205cm
Depth:
17 ½” / 45cm

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Antique Symphonion Eroica, c. 1898: overall view

Antique Symphonion Eroica, c. 1898: open view

Antique Symphonion Eroica, c. 1898: discs

Antique Symphonion Eroica, c. 1898:  combs

Antique Symphonion Eroica, c. 1898: top combs

Antique Symphonion Eroica, c. 1898: middle combs

Antique Symphonion Eroica, c. 1898: bottom combs

Antique Symphonion Eroica, c. 1898: mikado

Antique Symphonion Eroica, c. 1898: disc holder

Antique Symphonion Eroica, c. 1898: side view

Antique Symphonion Eroica, c. 1898: glass panel

Antique Symphonion Eroica, c. 1898: name plate

Antique Symphonion Eroica, c. 1898: base

Antique Symphonion Eroica, c. 1898: winding handles


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