An M. Welte & Sohne Style 3 "Cottage" orchestrion
The rectangular case with pierced spindle gallery surmounted by spherules above a molded cornice over five gilt scroll-work glazed-panel doors enclosing a mechanism fitted with patented pneumatic system with 75-key paper rolls playing a 44-note range with 134 pipes (29 zinn, 15 trompette, and 6 posaune) and an 84 octave "Walde Flote," "Gedeckte," and bass wood pipes, kettle drums, with timpani, bass, and snare drums, cymbal and triangle, converted from a pinned cylinder and with reconfigured pump arrangement to base (modified circa 1910), together with 80 rolls
9'6" H x 5'8" W x 37" D

Provenance: Property from the Ralph and Gloria Schack mechanical music box collection.

Literature: D.R. Center, "Welte Orchestrions: The Age of Opulence," Mechanical Music, Volumne 52, No. 5, September/October 2006. pg. 11 and 16.

  • Condition: Overall good condition with scattered scuffs, scratches, nicks, shrinkage cracks, and separation at joints commensurate with age. Refinised and refurbished. Good working order.

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