Mermod Frères Spieldosen

Spieldosen / music boxes

(including tune sheets Swiss cross LEFT / Swiss cross left, and tune sheets Swiss cross RIGHT)

NEU 45369, 73317, 80256, 81095

[1] Orchestre etc., [2] Coming soon, [3] 12 Airs, [4] Peerless Forte Piccolo, [5] Peerless, [6] Piccolo, [7] 8 Airs, [8] 6 Airs, [9] Tambour Timbres Castagnettes, [10] 8 Airs, [11] 12 Airs, [12] Coming soon, [13] Sublime Harmonie Tambone Timbres, [14] 8 Airs, [15] 10 Airs, [16] without tune sheet, [17] 8 Airs, [18] oak box, [19] Sublime Harmponie Picc, 5 intercchangeable cylinders, [20] without tune sheet, [21] Peerless forte piccolo, [22] With maker's mark on the comb, [23] With maker's mark on the comb, [24] Interchangeable, with 4 cylinders, [25] Wacht am Rhein, Lorelei, [26] Trovatore, Carmen, Mascotte, [27] Lyra mit M. F.-Marke, [28] Sublime Harmonie Piccolo, [29] Coin operated****,

2471 (first Swiss cross on the right),

2564, 5640, 7410 (GOLD),

8475 (first Swiss cross on the left),

9164 (year 1876), 10006, 10098, 10109, 10856, 11799, 11927, 11966, 12032, 12518, 13651, 13985, 15358, 18012, 18688, 18814, 19034, 19212, 20350, 20614, 21098, 21269, 21460, 21961 (year 1885), 21985 (tune sheet printed by FESTU & MASSIN), 22081, 22184, 22219, 22387, 22428, 23217, 23895, 24183, 24853, 25619, 25852, 26420, 26506 (GOLDFARBEN), 26621, 26735, 28428, 29195, 30429, 31778, 37445, 37831, 3845X, 38638, 38666, 40233, 41564, 41650, 41719, 43241, 43441, 43459, 43585, 44715, 45369, 46282, 48852, 49161, 50686, 51273, 52211, 52880, 53012, 54642 (GOLD), 55686, 56428, 58971, 59835, 60555, 60576, 60933, 61028, 61393, 61492, 63898, 65162,

65607 (last tune sheet Swiss cross right),

66145, 66966, 68009, 68187, 68660, 68866, 69577, 70025, 70177, 70608, 70771, 70681, 71594 (year 1893), 72826, 72932, 73317, 73693, 74423, 74749, 77016 (GOLD), 77482, 78636, 80243, 80256, 80458, 80739, 81065, 81095, 81308, 81523, 93661, 95047, 101079, 101329, 103162, 106618, 107215, 107610, 108210, 117550, 121311,

117977 (last Swiss Cross left),

123323, 128977

Station box or show case box

Die mit dem Zusatz GOLD versehenen Verweise 7410, 54642 und 77016 sind mit einer Musiktafel mit teilweise goldfarbigen Hintergrund

Wenn Bulleid 276 recht hat, sind beide Varianten, sowohl die mit dem Schweizer Kreuz LINKS als auch die mit dem Schweizer Kreuz RECHTS von der Pariser (!) Druckerei Festu & Massin angefertigt worden




Please, see necessarily also the Chapter
Mermod music boxes from 1885 on




No number [No. 1], Orchestre [etc.]
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No number [No. 2]
Coming soon


No number [No. 3], 12 Airs
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No number [No. 4], Peerless Forte Piccolo
(Peerless = interchangeable cylinder)
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retailed by Jacot & Son

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Private ownership

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


No number [No. 5], Peerless (=interchangeable cylinder)
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Any number of cylinders can be obtained für this box

Ord-Hume, Music Box, tune sheet no. 46


No number [No. 6] Piccolo
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No number [No. 7], 8 Airs
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No number [No. 8], 6 Airs
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No number [No. 9] Tambour Timbres Castagnettes
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No number [No. 10], 8 airs
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No number [No. 11], 12 Airs
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No number coming soon [No. 12]


No number [No. 13] Sublime Harmonie Tambone Timbres
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No number [No. 14], 8 Airs
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No number [No. 15], 10 Airs
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No number [No. 16] (ohne Musiktafel)

 

 

 

 

 


No number [No. 17], 8 Airs
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No number [No. 18], oak box


Palmettenlyra


Case measures: 9 1/2" high X 27" long X 12 1/2" wide



No number [No. 19], Sublime Harmponie Picc, 5 intercchangeable cylinders


Private ownership


No number [No. 20] (without tune sheet)

 

 

 

 

 


No number [No. 21] Peerless forte piccolo

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No number [No. 22] (without tune sheet, with maker's mark on the comb)


Comb bottom rIght: Mermod's mark


No number [No. 23] (without tune sheet, with maker's mark on the comb)


Comb bottom rIght: Mermod's mark


No number [No. 24] Interchangeable, with 4 cyl.


Comb bottom rIght: Mermod's mark


No number [No. 25] Wacht am Rhein, Lorelei
Swiss Cross RIGHT


No number [No. 26] Trovatore, Carmen, Mascotte
Swiss Cross RIGHT


The original tune sheet was much greater


The case not belonging to the movement


Ebay 2022 Jul 5


No number [No. 27] Lyra mit M.F.-Marke



No number [Nr. 28]
Sublime Harmony Piccolo
Swiss Cross LEFT



No number [Nr. 29] Coin operated


Nr. 2471
Swiss Cross RIGHT
FIRST TUNESHEET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nr. 2564
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No. 5640



Mandoline Nr. 7410
Schweizer Kreuz RECHTS mit goldfarbenem Hintergrund


Mandoline Nr. 8475
Swiss cross LEFT

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mandoline Nr. 9164
(Bulleid, Technology, to be dated from the year 1876)
(not pictured)


Nr. 10006
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Nr. 10098
Schweizer Kreuz RECHTS


Ebay 2022 Jun 12


Nr. 10109,
Sublime Harmomnie Longe Marche ...
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Nr. 10856
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Nr. 11799 Guitare
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Dorotheum Wien, Auktion am 13.06.2022


Nr. 11966


Nr. 12032


Certainly not No. 15032


14 1/4 x 7 inch


Ebay 2022 Apr 15



Nr. 12518, Harpe Piccolo
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Nr. 13651
pocket size movement


measurements: 9½ long, 4½ inches high


Ebay 2022 Jul 11


Nr. 13985
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Nr. 15358
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59 x 23 x 15 cm


Ebay 2020 May 19


Nr. 18012
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Nr. 18688
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Privatbesitz


Nr. 18814
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Nr. 19034 Sublime Harmonie
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©Private ownership


Nr. 19212 Sublime Harmonie
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Nr. 20350
Guitare
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Ebay 2022 Aug 20


Nr. 20614
Schweizer Kreuz RECHTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nr. 21098 Sublime Harmonie
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Nr. 21269 Sublime Harmonie, Longe Marche, Patent 355241
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10.5'' H x 23.75'' W x 11.75''D


 


Nr. 21460 Piccolo
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Nr. 21961
(Bulleid, Technology, to be dated from the year 1885)
(not pictured)


Nr. 21985


hard to read, but we can trust Bulleid:

 


Nr. 22081 Sublime Harmonie Piccolo
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Nr. 22184 (?)
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Nr. 22219 Sublime Harmonie Piccolo,
1st: Carnival of Venice,
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Nr. 22387
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Nr. 22428
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©Lisa Leone (Facebook 2029 Aug 2)


Nr. 23217 (ohne Musiktafel)

 

 

 

 


Nr. 23895 Piccolo
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Nr. 24183 Longe Marche Sublime Harmonie
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Ord-Hume, Music Box, tune sheet no. 44


Nr. 24853 Sublime Harmonie Tambone Timbres
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25619
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16 x 7 x 6 inches high


Ebay 2021 Dec 15


Nr. 25852
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Nr. 26420
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Nr. 26506
Schweizer Kreuz LEFT
Background GOLD coloured
Warranted to run 45 minutes
Sublime Harmonie


76 cm x 33 cm x 25 cm



Nr. 26621
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Nr. 26735 Sublime Harmonie
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Nr. 28428
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Transfer decoration on the lid


Nr. 30429
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Nr. 31778
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Nr. 37445 Guitare
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Nr. 37831 6 airs / Schweizer Kreuz RECHTS


4: Genée, Nanon


14 x 46 x 23 cm


Nr. 3845X 8 airs / Schweizer Kreuz RECHTS


8: Genée, Nanon


Ebay 2022 Apr 16

 


Nr. 38638
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Nr. 38666
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Ebay 2022 Feb 22


Nr. 41564
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Nr. 41650 Timbres Vue
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Nr. 41719
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Nr. 43441
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8: Nanon



Nr. 43459 Forte Piccolo
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Private ownership

 


Nr. 43585
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45369
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30 x 9 x 16 cm


Transfer decoration on the lid



Nr. 46282
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Nr. 48852
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Nr. 49161 Tambour Timbres Castagnettes
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Nr. 50686
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Budik

 


Nr. 50686

 

 

 

 


Nr. 51273
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Nr. 52211 (ohne Musiktafel)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nr. 52880
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Nr. 53012
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Nr. 54642
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Nr. 55686
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Nr. 56428
to be dated from 1890 (Bulleid, Technology, p. 80, fig. 2-10)

On Serial No. 56428, whose tune sheet is in fig. 1-19 the comb slopes at 5 degrees to the bedplate and the cylinder axis is ¼“ (6 mm) below the tooth tips, so the critical comb/cylinder angle is 18 degrees as noted on other Mermod movements. The tune track width is the conventional 0.017“ (0.43 mm). (Bulleid: Cylinder Musical Box Technology, 1994, p. 24-28)

There is no felt oiling pad as on interchangeables, and the oiling hole is covered over by the list of patents, which is more than a bit stupid, see fig. 1-20. (Bulleid: Cylinder Musical Box Technology, 1994, p. 24-28)

Interessanter Vergleich Junod/Helvetia, Mermod Frères 56428 und Paillard 96988 von Bulleid, Technology


Nr. 58971


Ebay 2022 Jun 14


Nr. 59835
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Nr. 60555
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Ebay 2022 Sept 23


Nr. 60576
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Nr. 60933
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Transfer decoration

 


 


Nr. 61028
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Nr. 61393 (ohne Musiktafel)

 

 

 


Nr. 61492
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Nr. 63898


Nr. 65162
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Nr. 65607
LAST tune sheet with the Swiss cross RIGHT

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nr. 66145
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Nr. 66966
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Nr. 68009
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Nr. 68187
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7: Genée, Nanon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


17.5 x 9 x 6 inch

 


Ebay 2022 Jan 26


Nr. 68660
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Nr. 68866

Look carefully on the lower loop of the 8, it is greater then the upper one! Therefore we read this as 68866 and not as 86688


A lockable opening of the ground of the box! We cannot say whether it is original or not, any rate it seems to be at very old! Maybe an original device like this one would habe been more elaborate and not so simple?


Nr. 69577
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Nr. 70025
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Ebay 2022 Jun 2


Nr. 70177
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Nr. 70608
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Nr. 70771
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1: Lutz
6: Genée


transfer decoration


Ebay 2022 Jun 4


Desing of the tune sheet not fitting here, but the nummer fits in: No. 70681


Private ownership


Nr. 71594
(Bulleid, Technology, to be dated from the year 1893)
(not pictured)


Nr. 71852
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15.5 x 7.5 x 6 inches

©Direct Auction Galleries, Inc., Chicago, IL, US, Lot 280, 2022, February 12


Nr. 72826
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Nr. 72932
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Nr. 73317
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Nr. 73693 (ohne Musiktafel)

 

 


Nr. 74423
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Nr. 74749
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Privatbesitz


Nr. 75582
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Nr. 77016
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Ebay 2022 Feb 23


Nr. 77482
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Nr. 78636
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Ebay 2022 Sept 13


Nr. 80243
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Nr. 80256
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Nr. 80458 (ohne Musiktafel)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nr. 80739
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80739

 

 

 


Nr. 81065
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For an extensive documentation
(PICT and all pieces of music!) of

please click here and then on THE COLLECTION and then CARTELS and finally on the following button


1: Little Alabama Coon
4: Robin Air
5: Blue Bells of Scotland
7: Bohemian Girls
8: Home Sweet Home


tune sheet


Cylinder bearing


Nr. 81095
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Nr. 81308
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Nr. 81523
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Nr. 93661 coinoperated



Nr. 95047 (coinoperated: 1933)

US-Patent and May 9-1933 and May 16-1933


mark of Mermod Frères


9 inches tall, 9 inches deep, 20 inches wide


Ebay 2022 Jul 18


Nr. 101079
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Nr. 101329
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Nr. 103162 (ohne Musiktafel)

 


Nr. 106618
Tambour, Timbres, Castagnettes
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Nr. 107215
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Nr. 107610
Sublime, Harmonie, Piccolo
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Nr. 108210
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Nr. 113102


Privatbesitz


Nr. 117550
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Nr. 117977 Flutes Timbres
Swiss cross LEFT

 

 

 

 

 


Nr. 128977


Station box or show case box

44" wide x 19" deep x 78" high

Exceptionally and rare automaton cylinder musical box, a marvel of musical craftsmanship. Through the window, one can view a fluttering butterfly and four maidens twirling and dancing along on their “stage” to the music box’s tune. Highly sought-after by collectors. Circa 1890

In perfect working order, it possesses a crisp, melodious sound as it plays one of three accompanying cylinders, each with six tunes. Tune selector, Jacot parachute safety and speed regulator. An ornate inlaid burl walnut cabinet is the perfect complement, featuring two fitted drawers with the capacity to hold four cylinders.

Rau Antiques, item No. 29-5602


 

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