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Disc musical box. - Symphonion 28L

Symphonion 28L

  • Object:

    Disc musical box.

  • Place of origin:

    Leipzig (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1885-1905 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Symphonion (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Metal and wood

  • Credit Line:

    Purchase made possible through the gift of an anonymous benefactor.

  • Museum number:

    W.140:1 to 15-1975

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Hand cranked music box, with carrying handle straps, in the style of an organ but with regular musical box movement. Grained case with gilt metal mounts and a compartment in the rear for storing discs. It has an upright layout with fourteen airs.

Place of Origin

Leipzig (made)


ca. 1885-1905 (made)


Symphonion (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Metal and wood


Length: 5.75 in Cylinder

Descriptive line

Symphonion portable box organ style no. 28L, playing 5.75" discs on a 40 tooth comb, intended as a toy musical box. German, ca. 1885-1905.




Music; Musical instruments; Toys & Games


Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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