|557||Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., North Tonawanda, NY. Model 780 was the only Wurlitzer juke box in a maple wooden cabinet which looked like a piece of furniture. The lower case features a wooden "Wagon Wheel" with a decorative quilt pattern behind it. This machine holds twelve 78 rpm records with 24 selections. Service manual included.
Condition: Maple case in very nice original condition with original decorative hardware. Three coin slots. Electric changing mechanism and photograph are complete and operating. To see it in operation, go to http://youtu.be/YOnpvalMMCg
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
|561||Victor Talking Machine Co., "Type V" oak cased phonograph with original oak horn on an oak and quarter sawn oak record cabinet.
Condition: Machine is in excellent shape, complete and operating. The horn has some separation along the top rim, noticeable from the back. Both the machine and horn have their original finish. The horn still has its original Victor decal. Reproducer and arm in good condition. Chrome parts are good with small loss of black paint on horn support arm. Original crank. Dimensions on stand are 17in x 17in x 33in. Included is an oak cabinet with two rows of slots for disc.
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
|563||American Graphaphone Company, New York, NY. "BF" model serial #6312 with 8" long cylinder mandrel and reproduction nickel plated horn.
Condition: The very handsome oak case has side columns and fancy domed top, both in excellent condition with original finish. Very nice original decals on the front and back of the case. The interior has a paper label which states this phonographs retailed for $40 anywhere in the USA. The nickel plated bed plate is excellent condition and the black painted parts are very good with superb stenciled decoration. The mechanism needs cleaning, but is complete and sluggish but works with a bit of coaxing. A very nice example.
Estimate: $300 - $600
|565||Thomas A. Edison, East Orange, NJ. "Fireside" combination 2 & 4 minute photograph with a cygnet horn, This example has a diamond stylus reproducer now for playing 4-minute Blue Amberol records.
Condition: The oak case has been refinished and is in very good condition and complete. The mechanism could use cleaning and oiling, but is working. The paint on the bedplate and stenciling are good. The cygnet crane is a mediocre reproduction. The #10 two piece cygnet horn has original black paint on the goose neck and outer bell, but the inner has been painted and inappropriate stenciled roses have been added. The original crank is present.
Estimate: $300 - $600
|975||Czapek & Cie, Geneva, Switzerland, man's minute repeating pocket watch, 23 jewels, stem wind and pin set gilt plate movement with counterpoised lever escapement and cut bimetallic balance, and signed "B. Pvin" (probably for Bernard Poitevin) under dial in an 18 karat, rose gold, hinged back and snap bezel open face case with Jurgensen lips, the case back with applied gold cipher, and with gold cuvette, engraved "No. 10542 Czapek & Cie. a Geneve et 23 place Vendome Paris", and Roman numeral, outer red 5-minute markers, single sunk white enamel dial, gold spade and poker hands, serial #10542, 51mm, 115.8g TW.
Condition: CASE: Fine scratches on outer surface of case; Very fine scratches on inner surface of case; Crown worn; Precious metal content tested. DIAL: Hairlines in enamel, light, 12:30 to center, center to seconds bit; Scratches minor to dial. HANDS: Good. MOVEMENT PLATES: Minor marks and scratches on plate; Winding wheels abraded; Winding wheels with a few specks of oxide; Steel with minor etching; Gong base abraded; Gong repaired. MOVEMENT FUNCTION: Running order (winds, sets and ticks) ; Balance rim bent. COMPLICATION FUNCTION: Functions properly. Czapek & Cie was founded by Francois Czapek following the dissolution of his partnership with with Antoine Norbert de Patek in 1845. He was a highly skilled watchmaker, and much of his output was destined for the Polish market, and for Polish refugees abroad. This watch was sold by Antiquorum, April 12, 2003, lot 22, and is noted as one of two Czapek minute repeaters known.
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000