Chapter 15

The left and right part dominating: left white haired violonist left, white haired female with sheet music on the right

Die linke und rechte Seite dominieren: links weißhaariger Geigenspieler, rechts eine weißhaarige Damen mit Noten in der Hand

Drucker: Müller-Trüb

Hersteller der Spieldosen: Henry Barnett Abrahams, Junod, Cuendet und andere (?)



Zur Hypothese, dass sich um die beiden Drucker Müller und Trüb handeln könnte, siehe bei den News/Blog vom 19. Januar 2023.

Spieldosen / music boxes


[1] 8 airs, 1st: Faust Valse,

[2] tunesheet by Müller&Trüb a Lausanne,

[3] 20 airs, 1st: Edward VII march (1902),

[4] 24 teeth only,

[5] 24 Illegible,

N° 5038 Drucker Mueller Trueb Editeurs Lausanne EVA 1911, 6 airs,

N° 5786 Mandoline Harp, Andrew Jones Auctions, 8 airs,

N° 66612,

N° 19313 Alfred Junod, 72 airs,

N° 20207, 1st: Shop girl,

N° 22673 (indistinct, maybe false),

N° 22891 J. V. C. [John Cuendet?],

N° 23154 Swiss, Donley Auction Services, 24 airs,

N° 23607 Müller & Trüb Editeurs, Lausanne, 8 airs,

N° xxxx Müller & Trüb Editeurs, Lausanne, 8 airs,

N° 23750 Harpe Zither,

N° 26790 Harpe Zither, 20 airs


[1] No serial: 8 airs, 1st: Faust Valse


[2] tunesheet

[3] 20 airs, 1st: Edward VII march (1902),


[3] 20 airs, 1st: Edward VII march (1902)


1: Edward VII grand march
The resonator is a good device for this piece of music!

Eduard VII., geb. 9. November 1841, Buckingham Palace, London, war vom 22. Januar 1901 bis zu seinem Tod (am 6. Mai 1910, Buckingham Palace, London) König des Vereinigten Königreichs Großbritannien und Irland und Kaiser von Indien. Die Kröungsfeierlichkeiten fanden am 9. August 1902 statt. Er war der erste britische Herrscher aus dem Haus Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha und ältester Sohn Königin Victorias. (Wikipedia)

20 airs on a 40 tooth comb fitted with a resonator. A resonator is a device or system that exhibits resonance or resonant behavior. That is, it naturally oscillates with greater amplitude at some frequencies, called resonant frequencies, than at other frequencies. (Wikipedia)


The walnut veneered box has a decorative edge banding and lining in ebony and boxwood. The top has a painted lion, Scots Guard and Union Jack motif and the case front has an inlay of musical instruments. The original tune list is still fixed to the box lid. The box is 60cm wide.


[4] 24 teeth only


4: Laura-Walzer
5: Orpheus-Quadrille (Strauss)



No 5038: Drucker Mueller Trueb Editeurs Lausanne EVA 1911, 6 airs


No 5786: Mandoline Harp, Andrew Jones Auctions, 8 airs


No 19313: Alfred Junod, 72 airs


No 20207, 1st: Shop girl, 12 airs


Lot 0470
Orchestral Musical Box by Barnett H. Abrahams,????????????????? c. 1895
No. 20201, playing 12 popular airs, with 61 teeth in two combs (missing 2 tips), 6 optional bells with bird and ball strikers, optional drum and castanets, in veneered case with tune-sheet, wd. 25 in. (64 cm), cylinder 13 in. (33 cm), one foot detached, some tracks playing softly, possibly bent or missing pins


No 22673 (indistinct, nmaybe false)



No 22891: J. V. C. [perhaps John Cuendet?]


Figs. 30-21A and B. The date and maker or agent is not known for serial 22891, despite the initials JVC and the number 839. Its profile was crudely cut from a tune sheet with the pattern as shown in Fig. 30-21B. The tune list seems to be of Chinese pieces of music with the exception of tune 3, Ranze.


Fig. 30-21B shows a scene of Saint Croix, where the movement would have been made. (Bellamy: Tuneheets Makers Agents (2022), p. 30/7, Fig. 30/21A and 21B)


No 23154: Swiss, Donley Auction Services, 24 airs


No 23607: Müller & Trüb Editeurs, Lausanne, 8 airs

©ebay 2022 January 30


No 23653: Müller & Trüb Editeurs, Lausanne, 8 airs


7 x 19 x 12cm


Ebay 2023 Aug. 6


No 23750: Harpe Zither, 20 airs


No 26790: Harpe Zither, 20 airs