In the opinion of many collectors, myself included, the 18 inch Mira is the finest music box ever made. Distinguished by its deep and resonant bass and brilliant tone, this large Mira will keep you entranced as you play record after record, unable to quit. If I had to pick one music box to keep if I was stranded on a deserted island, this would be it.
This example is in very, very nice original condition. The combs are very clean, the bass leads are in good condition, and the dampers are in very good regulation. There are no broken teeth. I did some minor restoration, pulling and gently cleaning the combs and adjusting the height of the idler wheels. I also repaired and adjusted the start/stop mechanism. The motor takes off properly and plays smoothly. There is some mild squeaking when you wind the motor, not affecting the integrity of the motor or the sound of the machine.
The comb also has the original zither attachment, which I put some new parchment on.
The original finish mahogany case is also in good condition, a very, very small number of tiny nicks/scratches as you would typically see.
Listen to the mp3 or follow the youtube video below and you'll be hooked (or don't view the video if you don't want to be hooked).
Includes 24 discs which I have cleaned up, in very decent playing condition.
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