Silent Night and Crown Him Lord of All. It shifts and plays both tunes nicely. It is a top key wind with its old key.
The tree holder is ornate cast iron. The base housing is nickel plated brass. There are some small dents and tarnish due to the age of this piece it is truly a vintage musical tree holder. In the 1890s in Germany they made their own trees using Goose Feathers and these ROTATING Musical STAND Boxes. The Cast iron holder for the tree base is 2 1/4 inch opening.The inside mechanism is unmarked. The key is marked VBA for the maker..
I oiled the mechanism and it all works fine. You can turn on and off the music with a lever on the side. The tree holder rotates when it is on. Can you imagine the wonderful Victorian sight of the Christmas tree rotating with a music box tune playing. The base measures approximately 14 1/2 in diameter.
The key winds the square on top of the round box the second hole was for a on off tune selector but later repairman made it so it just plays one tune then the other tune automatically until the music box runs down. Original Wood footed base stamped Made in Germany underneath. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. Parts Timepieces Craft Art watch. House findings from 40 years travels.
Israel or India must have USA. Acceptance of the Sale, to many. Items lost not delivered and charged. Check out my other items! The item "Vintage Germany Musical 2 tunes Rotates 14.5 Christmas Tree Stand Automated" is in sale since Saturday, August 4, 2018.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900". The seller is "partimeart" and is located in tampa, FL. This item can be shipped worldwide.