Two (2) Day Public Auction
The Private Collection of the David Adamitis Estate & Others
of Antique Automated Music Machines
To be held at 1025 South Cochran Ave., on the Eaton County Fairgrounds,
(½ mile west of I-69 at the Charlotte/Eaton Rapids/M-50 Exit to Cochran Avenue,
left ¼ mile to the Eaton County Fairgrounds) on:
Friday & Saturday,
September 20 & 21, 2013
beginning at 9:00 A.M. each day
Thursday Afternoon, September 19th– 1:00–2:30 P.M. Luncheon and Preview
Mr. Adamitis collected, bought, sold, and repaired machines as he accumulated his own personal collection and inventory. He also traveled to Japan twice annually to keep the machines in the museum in proper working order. This will be an interesting offering.
A fine collection of music boxes including a Regina (Polyphon) Concerto (one of two known) disassembled, but believed to be complete. A fantastic example in the style of Symphonion Duplex Model (double disc) music box, in a super carved sideboard with recumbent lions, and other wild game, An excellent Monopol floor model disc-driven harp that plays an 18¼" disc, rare, a Regina-style 81 mission oak grandfather musical clock, Regina 27" casket model, Quatour Expression Piccolo Zither large cylinder music box, Oak Regina casket model case, many upright and wall model disc boxes (Kalliope, Imperator, Polyphon), Regina 27" “Dragon Front” mahogany automatic changer, Stella, Mira, Criterion, roller organs, Ariston cardboard disc unit, J.M. Heller large music chalet and automaton, as well as another example of a cylinder music box chalet, Piano Melodico unit in the shape of a grand piano that plays music books, cylinder music boxes including a fine Mermod Freres Sublime Harmonie Piccolo example with matching table and 11 interchangeable cylinders, also early key wind examples. Also there are 100’s of discs to be sold, as well as cabinets. In addition to the complete music boxes there are extra cabinets, parts, works, motors and associated pieces.
Some of the phonographs include a Victor VI w/mahogany spear tip horn, Edison Opera’s, & other models. Little Wonder, Columbia, Standard, Zon-o-phone, Regina Hexaphone mechanism, many Victor and Edison machines, lots of parts to be sold, 100’s of cylinder records including Columbia 6" examples, Pianos, Capehart Player and Orchestrope wall box, Coin Operated Card Viewing Machine – Regent 25 Cent Card Viewing Movie Machine manufactured by Rosenfield Mfg. Company, New York. The oak cabinet with iron legs and figural ball feet has the marquee. Amusement equipment, juke boxes, Carving cigar dispenser, Zeno coin operated gum dispenser, reference books, and lots more.
This is only a sampling of what will be sold….we are still cataloging and photographing this collection.
We are also accepting additional collections for this excellent auction event. Call us to talk about your personal situation in total confidence.