Don't be fooled by the plain pine case, early keywind music boxes of this vintage, ca 1840-1850, are among the hardest-to-find and most desirable of Swiss music boxes.
This example plays 12 tunes off an 11 inch cylinder. That's a fairly long cylinder for a machine of this vintage. Even more scarce is the fat cylinder, allowing more pins and therefore more notes.
And even more unusual is that the fat cylinder is set up to play two tunes per revolution.
From the information we received with the box, we believe that this machine was restored by the late Roger Puls of northeast Ohio. Roger was a restorer's restorer, nationally renowned for the quality of his work.
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