Mechanical marvels auction slated for May 18

Auction Team Breker announces mechanical marvels - technical antiques of all kinds - will be sold during its May 18 auction in Koln, Germany and online at www.liveauctioneers.com and www.invaluable.com.
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Rock-Ola Tempo I Jukebox, 1959, estimate $7,900-$10,200.

Rock-Ola Tempo I Jukebox, 1959, estimate $7,900-$10,200. Courtesy of Auction Team Breker

KOLN, Germany — Auction Team Breker announces mechanical marvels - technical antiques of all kinds - will be sold during its May 18 auction in Koln, Germany and online at www.liveauctioneers.com and www.invaluable.com.

Highlights of the auction include a Rocket Wind Tunnel Test Model, circa 1980; a Nuremburg Compound monocular microscope, circa 1820, a Visionette Western Television, 1929; and a patent water engine by Schmid, Zurich, 1873.

Also offered are helmet diver equipment by Draegerwerk, Lubeck, circa 1940 and a rare five-revolution grand format variation musical box by Nicole Freres, circa 1862.

Stars in the music box category are a Regina Style 33 automatic disc-changing music box, circa 1900; a Polyphon No. 2 automatic disc-changing music box, circa 1900; a contemporary musical automaton, “Putin Ecrivain” by Christian Bailly; a circa 1900 musical automaton by Louis Renou; a circa 1900 banjo player by Vichy, plus many more.

In addition to the science and technology lots and musical lots, the Auction Team Breker sale will also include a large collection of radios and gramophones, fine toys, steam engines, and other mechanical marvels.

To learn more about the May 18 auction, visit www.breker.com.

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