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Collector's World, Inc.: Listing for 18.5" Duo-Empress (Miraphone) Concert Grand Music Box & Phonograph

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Listing for 18.5" Duo-Empress (Miraphone) Concert Grand Music Box & Phonograph

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The Duo-Empress, sold by Lyon & Healy - Chicago, was the Mermod Freres (Swiss maker of the Mira and Empress music boxes) attempt to compete with the tremendous success of the phonograph after the turn of the 20th century. This rare mechanism is housed in an unusual console model Chippendale pinstriped mahogany case. All components are fully restored and refinished and play like new with a full rich tone. The 78 RPM phonograph system uses an original Columbia tone arm with a mahogany Music Master wood horn. With 18 bright and clean original Mira-Empress discs. Serial No. 9169 Approximate dimensions - 30" wide 25" deep and 40" high
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