FRED ZIMBALIST ANTIQUE MUSICAL SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS PAIR W/ THORENS MOVEMENT – YouTube. FRED ZIMBALIST ANTIQUE MUSICAL SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS PAIR W/ THORENS SWISS MOVEMENT. Fred Zimbalist, a famous name in the music world, for years designed & developed many unusually music boxes of the finest quality & imported them from around the world. Here we have a unique pair of hand edched and hand painted musical salt & pepper shakers. Assembled in Cleveland, Ohio by the Zimbalist company, each piece houses a Thorens 1 tune 18 note Swiss musical movement. On each piece, the top unscrews to reveal the inner holder/storage compartment, ideal for storing salt &/or pepper. The carved body of each piece rests on 3 metal feet, standing 6 1/2 tall & weighing almost 15 ounces. The gold colored piece depicts birds on fruit branches, while the silver colored piece depicts birds on flower branches. The winding mechanism for the musical movements are located on the bottom of each piece, and when wound the pieces will play when lifted from a surface , and will stop when the piece is placed back down, or the mechanism has fully wound down, whichever comes first. “My Beautiful Lady” – Clifford. A member of the renowned Harmonicats, (he played on the Ed Sullivan show several times), and was a member of the SPAH, Society for the Advancement of the Harmonica. Related to Ephrem Zimballist, Sr. (the famed concert violinist), he founded the Zimbalist Music Box Company of Cleveland, Ohio. He is known for these highly prized & unique Nickel Silver Plated on brass pieces along with other finely detailed & hand carved wooden pieces from India & exquisite Silver & Silver Plated Repousse cabinets from Hans Jensen in Denmark & Jennings Brothers in Bridgeport, CT USA. The Music Box Repair Center Unlimited offers unprecedented personalized customer service in the repair and restoration of all makes and models of mechanical music mechanisms. We service music boxes utilizing cylinders & metallic discs. We also service musical jewelry boxes, Reuge (Swiss) & Italian mechanical musical cigarette/lipstick carousels (aka mosques), mechanical singing bird boxes & bird cages, mechanical whistlers, musical pocket watches & clocks, lockets and musical figurines, ballerina boxes, nutcrackers and smokers. We also sell and service the parts for the musical mechanisms in most cuckoo clocks. Additionally, as the sole North American distributor of REUGE & ROMANCE movements, The Music Box Repair Center Unlimited, has a complete inventory of Reuge & Romance mounting hardware & replacement parts. We also carry all the replacement parts for the THORENS AD30 4½ disc mechanisms & those made later by Reuge – Romance. Additionally, we stock the world’s largest selection of Thorens 4½ inch Discs, with over 300 different tunes to choose from. Please let us know how we can be of any service to you, or your friends & family for music box parts or repair/restoration services? Thank you for your time and consideration of our music boxes, parts and services. The item “FRED ZIMBALIST ANTIQUE MUSICAL SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS PAIR With THORENS MOVEMENT” is in sale since Monday, April 1, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\1940-1970″. The seller is “musicboxrepairman” and is located in Lomita, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Brand: Fred Zimbalist
- THORENS SWISS MECHANISM: HAND CRAFTED & PAINTED IN INDIA
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