All Regina music boxes sounded good out of the factory, but some were created more equal than others. The late, scarce short bedplate machines like the example here represent the apex of development of the Regina music box. The movement stretched only half the width of the case, and was skilfully incorporated into a sort of double sounding board. Most were seated in a pretty serpentine case like the one here. With an exceptionally brilliant tonal quality, short bedplate machines are highly desired by collectors and always command a premium. In general, most collectors would concede that the short bedplate Reginas and the Mira are the finest disc music boxes ever made.
This example in a golden oak case is in very nice condition. There are no broken teeth, no broken tips of teeth, no bent star wheels. The leads show no oxidation. I had pulled the combs and gently cleaned some light corrosion on them, and cleaned the star wheel gantry and dampers. I then adjusted one of the damper rails.
The motor is working properly, the speed control is engaging properly, and this machine will stop at the end of the tune as it is supposed to.
Fifteen and half Regina discs are the easiest. most plentiful old discs to obtain. Recuts are also available. Price includes a dozen records in very nice condition.
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