Spieldosen von / Music boxes of

Barnett Henry Abrahams,
„B. H. A.“
,
Spielwerkfabrikant und -händler, ab 1895 in der Schweiz, bis 1902

Sons of Barnett Abraham: Joseph H. Abrahams and Henri C. Abrahams, manufacturers of music boxes and other mechanical products, 1902–1904

Britannia S. A., Joseph Abrahams and Charles Cuendet, 1904–1905


See also Paul Bellamy: B. H. Abrahams, Spieluhrenhersteller und Händler. In: Das mechanische Musikinstrument, Nr. 144 (2022). S. 6f.




Die Gesamtanzahl (TOTAL) beträgt: Spieldosen / music boxes (+=)


See also Chapter 7 of the left dominated tune sheets (Left 7)
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Following music boxes

Häufig findet sich bei Abrahams im Musikprogramm der Marsch Unter dem Doppel-Adler (Under the Double Eagle) des „Österreichischen Marschkönigs“, Josef Franz Wagner, *1856, †1908

[1] 12 airs,

[2] 20 airs,

[3] When my hubby, 2: It's a great big, 6th: Washington post,

[4a] Bellys in vue, 1st: Bravo! Fus., 2nd: The absent minded beggar, 10 airs,

[4b] Bells in vue, 1st: Bravo! Fus., 2nd: The absent minded beggar, 10 airs,

[5] Bells in vue, 1st: Coronation march, 2nd: Because I love you, 10 airs [1a],

[6] Bells in vue, [8 airs],

[7] Bells in vue, 1st: Honey moon, 8th: The Sunshine of Paradise Alley, [8 airs],

[8] 1st: Bells in vue, 3rd: When my hubby, 6th: Washington post, [8 airs],

[9] 2nd: Henry VIII March, 4th: Gay Parisienne, 9th: Honey Moon March, 11: Soldiers of the Queen,

[10] 1st: Bravo, 2: absent minded beggar, 3rd: It is a wonder, 16th: Under the double Eagle, [20 airs],

[11] 1st: At my time o´Life,

[12] Only with pieces of music of Sidney Jones Geisha,

[13] 1st: Simple little string

[14] 1st: Go Bang Di Di, 2nd: Louisiana, 3rd: Brown of Col.,

[14a] 1st: Bravo Dublin..., 2nd: Absent minded beggar

[15] 1st: Bravo Dublin..., 2nd: Absent Minded Beggar, 10 airs,

[15a] 1st: A Simple Little String,

[16] Mockton, Leamore, Kerker,

[17] Bells in Vue, 1st: At my Time o`Life,

[18] BHA on bed plate,

[19] 1st: Under the Double Eagle, 20 airs,

[20] Tune sheet with alternating black and red handwriting

[21a] Bells in vue [1]. 1st: The Honey-moon and others

[21b] Bells in vue [2]. 1st: Let 'em all come, 2nd: For old, I am a naughty, Under the Doube Eagle, Soldiers Park, The golden dustman, Don't be angry, The Honey-moon, When you wake up, The Clock o' the North

[21c:] Bells in vue [3]. Monckton, Stuart, Sousa

[21d:] Bells in vue [4]. Let 'em all come, For old, I am a naughty, Under the Doube Eagle, Soldiers Park, The golden dustman, Don't be angry, The Honey-moon, When you wake up, The Clock o' the North]

[21e:] Bells in vue [5]. 1: Coronation March, Because I love, Because I love You, Our Threepony Hop, ...

[22] Three Bells

[23] Piccolo Zither, 1st: Honey moon

[24] Absent Beggar (TS remnant), possibly N° 12542

[25] BH A = Barnett Henry ABRAHAMS recognized at the first glance

[26] THE VICTORIA

[30a] 30 airs,1st: Bravo Dublin fusiliers, with Keith Harding's operating insctructions,

[30b] Bells en vue, 10 airs,

[30c] Bells en vue, 10 airs,

[31] BHA cast on bedplate,

[33] Bells in Vue,

[34] Bells in Vue,

N° 3803 (20 airs),

N° 7035, 1st: Under the Double Eagle,

N° 10857, 6th: Under the Double Eagle,

N° 26790 Harpe Zither, 20 airs,

N° 69801 (vernickeltes Werk)



[1] Unnummeriert / no number [12 airs]

Private ownership


[2] 20 airs


[3] 1st: When my hubby, 2: It's a great big, 6th: Washington post


[4a] Bells in vue, 1: Bravo! Dublin Fus., 2nd: The absent minded beggar, 10 airs

In a case of George Bendon


[4b] Bells in vue, 1: Bravo! Dublin Fus., 2nd: The absent minded beggar, 10 airs

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1. Bravo! Dublin Fusiliers Weeler
2. The absent-minded Beggar Sullivan
3. All along the Rails Carter
4. A Frangesa March Costa
5. A Runaway Girl Monkton
6. Don't be angry Zeller
7. A Greek Slave Monkton
8. Soldier of the Queen Stuart
9. The Cock o'the North King
10. The Honey-moon March Rosey

 


Barnet Henry Abrahams


change repeat / stop play


Kissing angels

Dimensions in cm: Height 22 x width 47 x depth 27.5


2024 May 21


[5] Bells in vue, 1st: Coronation march, 2nd: Because I love you, 10 airs


Ebay 2022 Nov 16


[6] Bells in vue, [8 airs]



[7] Unnummeriert / no number: Bells in vue, 1st: Honey moon, 8th: The Sunshine of Paradise Alley, [8 airs]


[8] 1st: Bells in vue, 3rd: When my hubby, 6th: Washington post, [8 airs]


Private ownership

Air 8: The Sunshine of Paradise Alley
©https://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/collection/144/027


[9] 2nd: Henry VIII March, 4th: Gay Parisienne, 9th: Honey Moon March, 11: Soldiers of the Queen

March 20, 2023, Lot 7486: Large antique Swiss cylinder music box, plays 12 airs, painted Royal crest to top lid. Cylinder is 13 inches long, case 66 cm wide, 29 cm deep, 20 cm high
Bargain Hunt Auctions
Thornleigh, Australia


[10] s/n, 1st: Bravo, 2: absent minded beggar, 3rd: It is a wonder, 16th: Under the double Eagle, [20 airs]


Top left


Bottom left: B[arnett] H[enry] A[brahams]


Bottom right



Ebay 2021 Dec


[11] No number: At my time o´Life


[12] Only with pieces of music of Sidney Jones' Geisha

Large multicoloured lithography showing the trademark at the top, BHA Ste. Croix, Switzerland in the left and right of the lower margin. This is sometimes cut off. About 1897. All pieces of music of the Geisha. (Ord-Hume, Musical Box, tune sheet no. 1)


[13] Simple little string


[14] 1st: Go Bang Di Di, 2nd: Louisiana, 3rd: Brown of Col.


23.5 cm cylinder and six bells with butterfly hammers


the part rosewood case with transfer printed British Royal coat of arms,


width of case 60cm



[14a] 1st: Bravo Dublin..., 2nd: Absent Minded Beggar, 10 airs

Compare with [15]



[15] 1st: Bravo Dublin..., 2nd: Absent Minded Beggar, 10 airs

Compare with [14a]

Compare with another, completely different tune sheet, printed with the same font (!)


[15a] 1st: A Simple Little String



Joshua Kodner


[16] Mockton, Leamore, Kerker


2: Leamore
3: Monckton


[17] Unnummeriert / no number: Bells in Vue, 1st: At my Time o` life, [10 airs]


[18] BHA on bed plate


Ebay 2022 Sep 6


[19] 1st: Under the Double Eagle [20 airs]


[20] Unnummeriert / no serial, alternating black and red hand writing [10 airs]



[21a] The Honey-moon and others



[21b] Let 'em all come, For old, I am a naughty, Under the Doube Eagle, Soldiers Park, The golden dustman, Don't be angry, The Honey-moon, When you wake up, The Clock o' the North (same program as Nr. 21d)


Ebay 2023 Aug 5


[21c] Bells in vue, Monckton, Stuart, Sousa


M.A. Ste CROIX, SWITZERLAND



[21d]: Bells in Vue: Let 'em all come, I am a Naughty Girl, Doube Eagle, Soldiers Park, The golden dustman, Don't be angry, The Honey-moon, When you wake up, The Clock o' the North (same program as 21b)


[21e] 1: Coronation March, Because I love, Because I love You, Our Threepony Hop, ...

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[22] Three Bells



[23] Piccolo Zither, 1st: Honey Moon


escutcheon of the keyhole similar to a coat of the arms, well fitting to the next coat of the arms ...


decal coat of the arms on the lid



[24] Absent Beggar (Tune Sheet Remnant)



[25] BH A = Barnett Henry ABRAHAMS recognized at the first glance


A (Abrahams) left of the wooden separator


BH (Barnett Henry) left of the wooden separator


[26] THE VICTORIA

55 cm high x 44 cm wide

The rare music box with three bells in sight, with enamelled butterfly hammers, the cylinder music box playing ten tunes or airs, with paper label to the buffet style, glazed case, the case signed 'The Victoria BHA St. Croix Switzerland', with on / off switch to the side, on a plinth base, with paper label to the inside 'Bells in Vue' and listing the ten airs (©The Curated Auctions)



[30] 30 airs, 1st: Bravo Dublin fusiliers


Click here for a higher resolution of Keith Harding's operating insctructions


11 inch cylinder


67cm wide x 35.5 cm deep





[30b] Bells en vue, 10 airs

6¼ inches brass cylinder and three bells, with enamelled flowers and butterflies, stamped 'B.H.A.' playing ten airs, with a title card, in a crossbanded and ebonised case, the hinged lid inlaid with a basket of flowers 21.2cm high, 47cm wide, 27.5cm deep

Previously retailed through Rita Ford Music Boxes, New York



[30c] Bells en vue, 10 airs




Ebay 2024 Mar 12


[31] BHA cast on bedplate


Top: BHA cast on bedplate, 35 teeth


See the Chapter Escutcheons of the keyhole



[33] Bells in Vue


21 x 48 x 29 cm.


Ebay 2023 Dez 20


[34] Bells in Vue


cyl 16cm


Nr. 3803


Nr. 7035, 1st: Under the Double Eagle


Nr. 10857, 6th: Under the Double Eagle


Nr. 26790: Harpe Zither


Nr. 69801