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Dance for me! Pictures of a Thorens Movement/Rotational System

I was restoring an old Swiss musical manicure kit and I wanted to share pictures of this one.


She's very beautiful, but she wouldn't spin.

Before I exposed the movement I had never seen a rotation system quite like hers. I'll share some of the pictures I took for my records although it is probably a very common Thorens system. However you don't come across a great Thorens movement very often anymore.



Happy ending: she works now and when her lid opens she dances to the tune The Happy Wanderer



5 comments:

  1. It is so cool that you were able to repair the music box! It's gorgeous too. I love the colors and thepics of the inner workings :)

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  2. Jennifer, the patterns of the interior kind of remind me of the color schemes in your knits.

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  3. Oh that's awesome!! Thank you :)

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  4. Color me impressed that you restore music boxes. Wow. The manicure kit came out so awesome. I once bought a giant bag of vintage music box ballerinas that I am still waiting to use on the perfect project.

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  5. Oh my dear Perkins! I wonder about that bag of ballerinas and whether I would recognize them. Emailing you.

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