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Translated by the Editor from the original French text, as drafted by Renato Monopoli and I apologise if I have made any mistakes!
This museum was created in 1989 after inheriting Heirlooms and Objects D’art that belonged to my … Read More
By Mark Singleton.
Long ago, in those days when we still learned by reading printed material, information on items considered rare would be gleaned from the odd book and what hands on experience the adventurous collector of a disc musical … Read More
Bob’s Symph, A.K.A The One! : A tale of a Symphonion Grand Monstor Automat. By Mark Singleton
Back in the early day’s of my collecting, by a mix of pure chance & circumstance, I was introduced to mechanical … Read More
We all have those casual friends or acquaintances that we enjoy bumping into and catching up with at sales and fairs, etc. but after a longer than usual hiatus, one such chap had occasion to ring quite out of the … Read More
Subject: 19-5/8″ Polyphon (Model 104) Fetches £14,500 at Auction
Lot 27 at Thimbleby & Shortland Auctioneers (Reading, Berks, UK) was a clean, tidy and mostly original 19-5/8″ Polyphon model 104. Sat on an original but basic storebin base, the tone … Read More