Trumpeter Organ Clock, with Music Box and Coin Operation
Blacb Forrest coin operated organ 'trumpeter' clock with musical box by Emilian Wehrle circa 1870. The organ plays one of two 'fanfares' on an eight note organ with wood pipes on the hour followed by a tune on the musical box (six tunes, comb 15 cm). Alternatively the trumpeter, organ and musical box can be operated by putting a "Penny in the Slot" at the RHS. Musical trumpeter clocks are rare. They were made by only two makers in the Black Forrest, Emilian Wehrle and Jacob Bauerie. Most examples use harmonium reeds and brass resonators, normally four notes - real wood organ pipes with an eight note organ is exceptional. The addition of a large musical box movement is most unusual only one similar example is illustrated in "Black Forrest Clocks" by Rick Ortenburger - a definitive book on the subject - who illustrates about thirty-five trumpeter clocks. No other example of a trumpeter clock with a coin operation is known to me so presumably this example was "made to order" as the mechanism is original. You can see screw holes on the base where brackets were screwed in 'to hold it down' in some sort of amusement arcade.
It is in working order, but if you are interested and want to ask further questions either email or phone me (44 131 665 5753).
For delivery overseas this will have to be crated for shipping. I will quote a price depending on destination. Delivery UK free.
Height 35" (89 cm) Width 16¼" (41 cm) Depth 11" (28 cm)
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