17: Triple Musical Automaton Under Dome
Description

Triple Musical Automaton Under Dome. Shoreline animated scene with buildings and a windmill on the cliffs along the sea with a ship rocking on the waves below and 2 trains passing between the buildings from right to left; the ship, trains and windmill are all animated, as well as the music box running on a single spring driven mechanism which is wound by a pull string on the right side of the case, has a start-stop lever and a second lever which selects between the 2 tunes. Paper tune label on the back reads "Musique a 2 Airs, La Parisienne a Tyrolienne, La Femme a Papa Chanson du Colonel, 261" and hand numbered "17052". Under a glass dome which is scenic painted on the interior of the back side. Automaton is fully functional and in good condition, dome has flaking to the paint with no damage to the glass. 19 in. high x 18.5 in. wide x 8.5 in. deep. Weight: 7.25 lbs.

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