Overall: 6 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. ( 16.5 x 44.4 x 24.1 cm )
stamped: on mechanism inside box: "MF 1816" and numbers 1 through 8, "CHANGE AT WILL," and lever, with "CHANGE" to left and "REPEAT" to right, also "SWISS" within cross.
stamped: on mechanism inside box: "PATENTED/SEPT. 22 1885/DEC. 6 1887/MAI.8. 1888/D.
Music box in rectangular wooden case with hinged lid; top of case has inlay decoration at center of two birds (lovebirds) on a branch surrounded by flowers; incised and inlaid rectangles on top and front of case; lid opens to reveal music box mechanism visible through glass door; door opens for user to select one of eight tunes and to adjust the play/stop lever. Printed card pinned to inside of top listing the titles of the eight tunes.
Gift of Miss Jeannette A. Lippman
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