Music from the past Miscellaneous
JR0609 Magnavox “Dynamic 80” loudspeaker, wooden case
Magnavox Dynamic 80 Radio Loudspeaker is an AC powered speaker with matching transformer. A selenium rectifier converts AC to DC for the field coil. The matching transformer allows a vintage type radio (such as a coffin case radio) to drive a louder, better sounding speaker (that is low impedence), versus the traditional horn speakers of the day.
JR0258 EOS Austrian lighter on musical base
This great vintage collectible Austrian lighter music box is dated from 1955 but the insert suggests could be from 1950. The lighter does have a good spark and has a wheel and flint mechanism. The lighter stands on top of the music box, which plays when it is lifted once having been wound and the key is located under the music box base.
JR0254 J H Bunnell telegraph box
antique telegraph set.150 ohms
J H BUNNELL& CO patented Feb 5, 1881 BOX RELAY KOB telegraph of bright brass anddeep gloss mahogany. Totally rust free!This key and sound amplifier box assembly is in extremely fine condition,exhibiting a super bright and shiny disposition and clearlythe finest example of this form of telegraph that will every come to market.Is it safe to say that this piece is in NEAR MINT CONDITION
“4 Sided ” HOHNER Tremolo Quartet Harmonica
Vintage 4 sided M. Hohner Harmonica in EXCELLENT and Ready to Play Condition. Made in Germany. 9.5 inches long. Actually it exists of 4 different harmonica’s in 4 different keys: C – F – D – G. Comes in original box. Printed Trademarked Paris 1900 and Chicago 1893
JR0701 Stumpf fiddle
Stumpf Fiddle one-man-band, made in USA
Vintage Stumpf Fiddle, One Man Band Bells & Original Stand OR Wall Hanger A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE STUMPF FIDDLE Best as I can make out, the stumpf fiddle was born of the rhythm sticks that may have come over to America from Central Europe. I found little information about the whys and wherefores, but can imagine it made its way here in the early 1900s with the waves of immigrants.Wikipedia makes mention of the stumpf fiddle on its Pogocello page, ascribing it as the basis for Mack Perry’s invention in the 1950s. Legend (or maybe fact) has it that the modern stumpf fiddle was conceived by Charlie and Bob Cronin, along with a gentleman named Bill Schwartz. These guys met at a Packers game with rhythm sticks in tow, and combined their efforts to market the things by way of The Fiddle Factory
JR0703 QRS “Play-a-sax” brass saxophone
This is a Play-A-Sax by the Q.R.S. DeVry Corp., Chicago, Illinois.
Patented 1930 by H.O. Drotning Patent #1,752,978 – The toy sax measures 12″ with a 2 ¾” diameter horn. The music rolls are perforated and wrap around the front of the sax to play 16 notes through the 16 slotted openings. Put on the music roll on, turn the crank and breathe. The music roll boxes are labeled Q.R.S.
JR0898 Cail-O-Scope “Peep Show” Viewer
Model 2623, 74 in. high x 20 in. wide x 17 in. deep.
The Cail-O-Scope Oak Viewing Machine. 5 cent coin operated machine in oak with inset panels, cast metal view finder, cabriole legs, spiral turned half columns and inset front panel with Caille Bros. Co. logo and painted gold door type finish. STAND NOT INCLUDED
JR0413 Seeburg oak cased Nickelodeon Stained glass upper door panels, Model L
37 X 54 1/2 X 23 1/4 inches.
Seeburg “L” Keyboard-less Nickelodeon. Smallest model made. Plays 10 tune-“A” rolls. Comes with 3 rolls. Quarter sawn oak cabinet and leaded glass panels.