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Pauline Ralph Double Roof Thatched Cottage Jewelry Box



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Item # A 198 001
Origin/Country England
Labels/Text Item Pauline Ralph Original Handmade in England (stencilled on bottom)
Year Given x
Material Item Wood, thatch (all natural materials)
Manufacturer Item Pauline Ralph
Music Mechanism by Reuge Sainte Croix Switzerland (all metal mech.); see Misc. Info.
Number of Teeth 19, cylinder NOT marked
Music/Song The Twelve Days of Christmas (label. Also ' Swiss Musical Movement ').
Dim in " l x w x h 6.5 x 5.25 x 6.0
Box No Information on Box x Est. Origin x Est. Year/Period See Misc. Information. Music Mechanism housed in Bottom Distributor x On/Off Switch Yes, tilt roof for music to play Activate Music Key, metal, in bottom Weight in Lbs 1.2 Moving Parts No On Foot/Pedestal No Remarks on Condition Good. Misc Information Music mechanism mentions ' Sainte ' in full, not ' Ste ' as on later mechanisms. No number on cylinder found. Axle to governor rusted but still working perfectly. Conclusion; early Reuge music mechanism (fifties or earlier?).

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