Considered by many to be the finest disc music box ever made, the Mira was manufactured in Switzerland by the long established company Mermod Freres, makers of quality cylinder music boxes. The Mira is known for its deep, resonant brilliant tone. In many cases it appears that the mechanisms were imported from Europe and then fitted into domestic cases.
This is the second largest size of Mira -- only the 18" machine is bigger.
The double comb mechanism of this example is housed in a nicely refinished and restored golden oak case (the original lid decal has been preserved). The motor is working smoothly and properly and the spring barrel has had a brand new mainspring installed.
There was some corrosion on the pressure bar and the combs which has been cleaned and polished out. The leads are intact and have just the very lightest start of oxidation, typical of European boxes. The combs and leads have been sealed with a misting of lacquer.
Include 10 original discs which have been cleaned up to be very playable.
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