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June 23, 2005

Puzzle box

I have yet to purchase a working music box from the Pyramid Gallery largely due to the sheer bewildering variety of Philip LeMarchand designs on offer.

In the year of 1749, LeMarchand produced fifteen documented puzzle / music boxes. These designs soon became the rage of Europe...

I have seen plastic, glass and wooden models, even a reconfigured Rubik's cube, along these lines but these are the first working musical versions I know of. All too collectible. At four-hundred dollars for a working puzzle version, I am both frustrated and pleased to see some folks are even more devoted to their puzzle box collection than I am.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 23, 2005 09:17 AM

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