Musical cabinet by the Veith-Langenbucher company Augsburg, circa 1620
1760 Clock case: Antoine Foullet Mechanism: Tibeauville-Lamy
Decorative musical clock by David Röntgen, circa 1780 Model: Apollo The pipework has two stops and a cymbal.
Chest with flute mechanism
Davrainville workshop, Paris, circa 1804. After Napoleon was crowned Emperor he is said to have commissioned this model and given it to the Duchess of Bordeaux. The metal pin roller, also known asa cob, has eight melodies by Joseph Haydn which he specifically composed for this mechanical instrument.
Two-level flute clock Ignaz Blasius Bruder Altsimonswald, 1816
Bear trainer organ
Organ with figurines by Ignaz Blasius Bruder, Simonswald, 1829. For a long time the organ belonged to a bear trainer in France.
Duffner flute clock
Sigmund and Damian Duffner Furtwangen, circa 1850
Gustave Vichy Paris, circa 1890
Musical box with two discs
Paul Lochmann Leipzig, circa 1900 This musical box produces a particularly rich sound thanks to two simultaneously playing discs, and it was therefore recommended for use in restaurants.
Poppers Aurora orchestrion 1902
This pub orchestrion stood in Speyer in “Haus Weidenberg” which gained a certain cult status until the 1990s because of its publican Liesel Jester and the orchestrion.
Manufactured in 1903 in Föhrenbach by the Imhof & Muckle company. This instrument once belonged to the Italian Royal House of Savoy and is as powerful as 40 musicians.
Bruder Selection carousel organ
Gebrüder Bruder company, Waldkirch, 1912. This organ was part of a carousel in an amusement park at Coney Island, close to New York.
Titanic organ 1912
Small parlour organ by the Welte company in Freiburg. It was intended for use in the dining room of the Titanic but which was not finished on time.
Polyphonic disc changer
Leipzig, 1915 It changes 10 metal discs automatically.
Welte philharmonic organ
Welte company, Freiburg, 1924 With 1560 pipes and 20 stops
with accordion and drums manufactured by the Rene Seybold company, Strasbourg, 1925
Adenauer’s grand piano
A grand piano by the Hupfeld company, 1926 Model: Phonola Belonged to former German chancellor Konrad Adenauer
Accordionist and drummer by the J. Bodson company, Paris, 1928. It is believed to have been modelled on the entertainer Tino Rossi, although he could not play the accordion.