This upright Regina disc-changer music box, style 35 home model, approximately 110 years old, which plays the 15.5" discs, has been in the family for 80 years, and in my personal possession for 21, and now our younger son (pictured on the wall in the photo above) and our future daughter-in-law are in college and I would like to sell it for their school expenses. There are 12 discs in it and another 15 or 18 or so under the bed. These discs will all be included. It is all operational, but has never had any restoration work. It needs the dampers adjusted, but there are no broken teeth, either on the combs or the star wheels. It is in good tune, and the speed-governing mechanism is silent. Everything is original including the curved glass front with no cracks. The only part that's missing is the crown on the top which I was not aware was ever part of it until several decades after I was familiar with this particular unit and saw other music boxes of the same model. The antique store in Solvang, CA had another one almost exactly like it but fully restored for $36,000. I am asking less than half of that much, $15,000. If the buyer is in Southern California, I can deliver it myself, but I will not be responsible for damages caused by someone else delivering it.
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last updated Aug 18, 2012