The most popular of Regina models, the Style 11 was sold in a variety of case designs. Judging from the serial number (52603), the one here was probably sold sometime before 1904.
It's sitting in a beautiful original finish golden oak case, in about as nice condition as you're likely to find anymore.
With a music box, everything depends on condition, and this does not mean just the condition of the wooden case. Dampers wear out, leading to a squeaking and buzzing sound. Star wheels abrade metal from the comb, and bass leads can oxidize, de-tuning the comb. A machine that appears to be a bargain on a venue such as ebay can turn out to be a clicker and a clunker when it arrives, degrading the musical experience so much as to make it unbearable and requiring thousands of dollars in restoration.
Mechanically, this Regina is in exceptionally fine condition, with excellent leading and dampering. The double combs are quite clean, with no broken or bent teeth. I had pulled the combs and gently cleaned them, as well as cleaned the dampers and star wheel assembly.
The motor is running smoothly, the machine starts and stops properly, and it really rings out with that sweet Regina sound.
Includes a bonus 25 original 15.5 inch discs.
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