Musical jewellery box

Front view of a jewellery box showing the radiogram shape. Front view of a jewellery box showing the doors and lid open. Front view of a jewellery box showing the drawers open. Side view of a jewellery box showingthe hinged door. Rear view of a jewellery box showing the smooth surface and angular legs. Rear view of a jewellery box showing the smooth surface and angular legs. Top view of a jewellery box showing the record player. Underside view of a jewellery box showing the key for winding up the device.
Front view of a jewellery box showing the radiogram shape. Front view of a jewellery box showing the doors and lid open. Front view of a jewellery box showing the drawers open. Side view of a jewellery box showingthe hinged door. Rear view of a jewellery box showing the smooth surface and angular legs. Rear view of a jewellery box showing the smooth surface and angular legs. Top view of a jewellery box showing the record player. Underside view of a jewellery box showing the key for winding up the device.

Description

A musical jewellery box, circa 1960s, in the form of a miniature Musical radiogram, a piece of furniture that combined a record player with a radio, and frequently incorporated storage for records. This example has an opening door on each side, inset with a perforated foil to represent speaker cloth. The doors open to reveal two pull out drawers. The centre third of the top surface is covered by a transparent orange lid which opens to reveal a representation of a long playing record. The wind-up mechanism is activate by moving the arm of the record player across to play the tune. The outer case of this box is made from injection moulded polystyrene.
Designers & Manufacturers
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Object number

AIBDC : 008443SA

Date

1960 - 1969 (circa)

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Material

plastic casing
PS
polystyrene
metal hinges and mechanism
Dimensions
Height
107mm
Depth
95mm
Length
245mm