Auction October 3, 2015

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9:00 a.m., Saturday, October 3, 2015

Bldng. 35, Olmsted County Fairgrounds

Rochester MN.


Preview: 2:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, October 2, and from 8:00 a.m. on auction day. This auction is comprised of the collections of three individuals who collected and restored early 20th century music machines. Rarely does one have such a chance to own machines that have been so well cared for. Click here for a map to the auction location.


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Music machines: (click here and here to see and hear them play) Seeburg “E” piano serial # 155412; Seeburg “A” piano serial # 163403; Built-up piano that plays style “O” rolls; Wurlitzer 125 band organ w/ mechanical spool frame; Wurlitzer 125 band organ w/ electric spool frame (vacuum pump may need attention); Wurlitzer 105 band organ w/ mechanical spool frame (4 in 1 rewind valve needs attention); pr. Wurlitzer Band Organ wood wings w/waterfall theme (poss. Niagara Falls) in original paint, each 24" wide by 53" tall; Miner Manufacturing 53 note calliope (National style) on trailer w/ blower & suction unit, parade ready; Steinway & Sons Model OR Duo Art reproducing grand piano serial #231761, stunning & operational & approx.. 150 piano rolls; Piccolo Swiss changeable cylinder music box (purchased at the 1893 Columbian Exposition), 4 cylinders w/ 6 tunes each, comb & its operations appear perfect, in original quarter-sawn oak box w/ exceptional hardware w/ key & locks; singing bird cage (single bird), Swiss movement; c. 1828 handmade 8-tune music box by Culliford, Rolfe & Barrow, London; Wurlitzer 7500 jukebox; approx.. 400 A, G, O, 125, 165 piano & band organ rolls (see inventory); 200 Duo-Art, 175 Ampico rolls; electric O, 125, 165 spool frames w/ tracker bars; xylophone wood & metal bars; misc. instruments; xylophone & drum actions; Rockola Model 1422 serial #81037/1946 (78) operational jukebox; several Edison Home & Standard cylinder machines; Rockola “Ton-o-lier” light & speaker; Wurlitzer 1015 jukebox (works fine); Wurlitzer 1080 jukebox, near perfect, mech. complete, mechanism needs rebuild, Wurlitzer wall star speaker; Wurlitzer American III Model 3300 jukebox, cracked front panel;  Phonographs: Edison Model C-250 diamond disk; Victor Talking Machine 1st electric; Model VE V1/11147/ 78 records; Victor Talking Machine Model VV-XI/ 72028; Victor Talking Machine VV-XVII-82016E; Victor Talking Machine VV-XVII-18050; Colombia Graphophone 78 table top; Standard C & H; Home C & H; oak cylinder cabinets; 2- and 4-minute cylinders; 2-minute Puck “key wind Lyre style;” Duo Art or Ampico roll cabinet; GE B & W Model 20C150 TV; 2 mid-century Motorola 2-pc. Golden Voice AM/FM phonograph Hi-Fi units; 78 & LP records;


Vehicles: (from the same collectors -- click here to see and hear them run) 1981 Mercedes Benz 380SL 2-door coupe/roadster convertible, VIN WDBBA45A5BB004274, hard top included (w/ stand), showing 88913 mi; 1985 Mercedes Benz 500SEL 4-door sedan, VIN WDBCA37D1FA112568, showing 68681 mi; 1985 Mercedes Benz 300SD 4-door sedan, VIN WDBCB20C2FA145992, grey, turbo diesel, showing 126451 mi; 1999 GMC Sierra 2WD V6, VIN 1GTEC145W2XE550170, showing 102K mi; 7' by 10' enclosed trailer with vertical bifold doors on sides and rear


Works of art: American watercolor portrait of parents & two children, believed to be from Massachusetts, c. 1830; American watercolor theorem picturing fruit, flowers & drapery, dated 1822 (sold by Sotheby's as Lot 236 from the Lipman Collection, October 23, 1981); watercolor picturing an American clipper ship from the Black Ball Line, New York, 1816; signed Thomas Hart Benton print, The Night Firing; several Victorian-era naïve oils on canvas; many framed prints.


Lighting: scenic Miller table lamp; matching 2-pc. Miller table lamp in blue & ivory; leaded glass ceiling lamps in green, purple floral & green/red, several w/ beaded trim; contemporary floral leaded glass floor & table lamps; approx. 25 Tiffany style plastic decorator lamps.


Furniture: 2 claw & ball foot oak parlor tables; marble top walnut chest of drawers in mahogany finish w/ hanky drawers & lamp brackets; drop front oak desk w/ wishbone mirror; marble top walnut fern stand; walnut chest of drawers w/ hanky boxes, grape leaf pulls & wishbone mirror; several organ stools, incl. 3 highback claw & ball foot examples; marble top walnut commode; caned seat & back walnut rocker; high back walnut bed w/ carved details; walnut lift-top davenport desk w/ 4 drawers; small round oak dinette table & 4 chairs; oak Art Deco dinette table w/ 4 chairs; elaborate walnut hall tree w/ marble seat over single drawer; snooker game table; 2 bedroom sets; several occasional chairs & tables;


Miscellaneous: Lemon Crush syrup dispenser; Hires Root Beer syrup dispenser; Roys & Wilcox Co. cast iron coffee bean roaster, patent 1859; Elma coffee grinder; early electric Kitchen Aid coffee grinder Model A-9 w/ glass marked cup by Hobart Mfg. Co.; c. 1908 Dayton #166 candy scale; Red Wing Mason fruit jar; #8 Red Wing gray line sponge band bowl, Haack’s Store Stewartville, Minn.; Red Wing gray line sponge band pitcher, Ratzlaff Bros. Inc., Edgerton, Wis.; Victorian pressed glass; cut glass; china & ceramics; kerosene lamps; mirrors, and much, much more!


Auction arranged & conducted by John Kruesel's General Merchandise & Auction Co., 22 - 3rd St. SW, Rochester, MN. 55902. Phone (507) 289-8049 or fax (507) 289-8602. Auctioneers: John Kruesel, John Schultz and Lowell Gilbertson. Descriptions are subject to error. Not responsible for accidents. Statements made day of sale take precedence over printed material. Terms: Cash, Visa or Mastercard; no checks unless you are personally known to auction company -- checks must be accompanied with photo ID and current bank letter of reference stating purchasing limit (which becomes the property of the auction company). 10% buyer’s premium on all purchases. ALL ITEMS MUST BE REMOVED DAY OF AUCTION.