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Square case, the sides and lid veneered with walnut, the interior veneered with kingwood. Inside of lid decorated with sepia-coloured print, depicting puttii playing various musical instruments in a scene of Classical ruins. Single comb mechanism with centre drive, the metal bed plate stamped "POLYPHON". Lever wound, the ratcheted lever and stop/start button positioned at front of case. With 27 original steel discs.

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    Polyphon-Musikwerke AG [Corporation]
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    National Museums Liverpool
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    Leipzig (Timezone: Europe/Berlin)
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  • Repository:National Museums Liverpool
  • Measurements:Width 310mm, depth 280mm, height 160mm