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ErikF

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08-31-2013 02:12 AM

Stopped by a garage sale and found a neat looking box along with a few other items. it was dark in the garage so I didn’t get a good look at the box just noticed that it looked old. After we got home and I pulled it out I started looking at the details. My $3.00 garage sale buy is a music box from the late 19th century inlaid with ebony and ivory. I really wish I had the know how to bring the box back to it’s original condition, either way it is very cool.

-- Power to the people.


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redSLED

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#1 posted 08-31-2013 02:27 AM

Whoa. Maybe attach a 500W tube amp circuit with some concert JBLs to the music box when it’s restored? I’m sure the wife/GF won’t mind a sweet audio setup like that in the house.

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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#2 posted 08-31-2013 03:26 AM

Wow,that box has middle eastern/Persian design .great find.
The inlay is plastic if it’s recent or bone if it’s genuinely old.what king of bone? I just don’t know .

-- Ken from Ontario

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#3 posted 08-31-2013 03:30 AM

Beautiful work Erik.

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ErikF

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#4 posted 08-31-2013 03:30 AM

The box is very old and I had someone that works with ivory take a look at it and did the hot needle test. It is legitimate ivory.

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Don Broussard

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#5 posted 08-31-2013 03:41 AM

Nice catch there, Eric! The music movement might just need some TLC and some light oiling. Good luck with getting sound to come out of that beautiful box again.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#6 posted 08-31-2013 09:44 AM

THREE BUCKS???? Ok that’s it…

YOU SUCK! :-)

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#7 posted 08-31-2013 12:31 PM

Isn’t it amazing what people have and are not interested in knowing more about it? Nice find.

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#8 posted 08-31-2013 01:12 PM

Don’t try to restore it, Enjoy it as it is.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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ErikF

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#9 posted 08-31-2013 02:44 PM

Finally got a “you suck”. I was really amazed when I got the stuff home and started going through it all. The box is the only thing woodworking related but there was a ton of sterling silver and old items using ivory. The lady passed away and her neighbor was selling her stuff. Total investment $37. Find of my life.

-- Power to the people.

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#10 posted 08-31-2013 05:35 PM

beautiful box. Great find!

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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