Music boxes of the agent /

Spieldosen des Händlers

Weill & Harburg, London

( Spielwerke / musical boxes)

3280 (Harpe Harmonique) (BRIDGE)

4121 (BRIDGE)

20139 (BRIDGE)

20173 (BRIDGE)

Pattern 1870 (garlanded or draped columns chapter K 12/4)

Pattern 1875 (garlanded or draped columns chapter K 12/4)

Weill and Harburg of Holburn Circus were importers of musical boxes from Geneva, and they acted as British patent agents for L.A. Grosclaude in 1875. They also patented a seldom seen tune selector and indicator. See Figure 5-6. (Bulleid, Technology, p. 18)

Weill and Harburg were not makers, so it seems very likely that at least some of the boxes bearing their tune sheets were made by Grosclaude. For example, their Serial No. 6210, [please click here]. (Bulleid, Technology, p. 17-18)

Pattern 1870

Musical Instruments in the top border
Bellamy, Tune Sheets, 2022, Fig. 26-2B (1870)

Pattern 1875

Royal Coat of Arms in the top border
combined with arrangement for
Bellamy, Tune Sheets, Fig 26-2A, attributed to Grosclaude (1875)

Nr. 3280

“Wide Bottom Layout” (Ord-Hume)
“The BRIDGE” (easy to imagine and to remember)

Nr. 20139

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Nr. 20173

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