AUCTION TEAM BREKER World’s leading Specialty Auctions of Toys, Science & Technology October 30 + 31, 2020

AUCTION TEAM BREKER’S two-day sale on October 30 + 31, 2020 presents high quality toy and technology collections with more than 1,000 lots from across the spectrum of audio and visual inventions. Of particular note is a group of automatic instruments from the 19th century, arguably the first form of musical home entertainment.

One of the earliest and most elegant is a musical salon clock in an architectural mahogany case associated with Christian Ernst Kleemeyer, royal clockmaker to Friedrich Wilhelm II of Prussia. The example on offer is remarkable for its musical accompaniment of eight intricate airs played every hour on a 24-note harp.

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Hispania Tin Toys from SpainOnly known example of a showstopping Caille Bros., ‘Triple Centaur Jackpot’ musical upright slot machine. Accepts nickels/quarters/nickels in its three separately operating sections. Original condition. One owner since the 1970s. Sold at midpoint of estimate for $240,000