An Uncommon Ducommun

Quote from a member:

“When I was growing up my step-father, who was an antiques dealer, bought several musical boxes, and at the age of 12 I was considered old enough to play them on my own. I was captivated by the lovely sound they made and I am still captivated. This eventually led me to purchase a Ducommun Girod orchestral musical box, and a few more boxes since, but none so beautiful as the first”.

This inspired the writing of a full article, including photos, on this most attractive box, including a discussion of the probable date with reference to Bulleid’s dating chart, and followed by a history of the du Commun and Girod families.

From Issue 3 (Winter 2015/16) of Mechanical Music World. To read this article in full become a member and receive a copy. Full details on “Membership” page.