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Otagiri Musical Bank 4-Storey House

It is a bank, as coins can be deposited via the hole in the top and retrieved via the hole in the bottom, ( noplastic stopper here).
Dropping in a coin depresses a lever that frees the music mechanism and, provided the music mechanism has been wound, plays the music.
The music plays for approx. 12 seconds. The lever then slides back into a hole in the back of the rotating wheel near the spring and stops the wheel and the music, till the next coin is dropped.


Kept For:

Item # A 197 014
Origin/Country Japan
Labels/Text Item Otagiri Japan OMC.
Year Given x
Material Item Porcelain, plastic stopper.
Manufacturer Item Otagiri
Music Mechanism by Sankyo (key), in plastic cover
Number of Teeth x
Music/Song The way we were (label)
Dim in " l x w x h 5.5 x 4.4 x 6.5
Box No Information on Box x Est. Origin x Est. Year/Period Later eighties Music Mechanism housed in Back Distributor x On/Off Switch First turn key to wind mechanism. Throw in coin (hole in top) and that will activate music for approx 12 seconds. See Description. Activate Music Key, metal. in back. Weight in Lbs 1.25 Moving Parts No On Foot/Pedestal No Remarks on Condition Good to excellent. No plastic stopper in bottom. Misc. Information Exactly same design as A 197 004, but completely different coloting and song. A misguided soul has glued the top on, meant to be loose, and music mechanism is not now accessible.

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