An antique decorative Arts & Crafts brass and wrought iron five bell Glockenspiel or Xylophone mounted on an ornate wrought iron stand with arched scrolling feet including a beater.
Plant & Perry Patent No. 5320 Sole Licensee W. F. Needham is stamped on the largest of the keys and dates this patent at 22nd March 1884.
Extract from the Patent Document
R. PLANT & E. PERRY.
RESONATOR FOR HARMONIGONS.
" Be it known that we, Richmond Plant, of Nelson Street South, mechanician,and Edmund Perry, of Icknield Port Road, hardware dealer, both of Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, England, have invented an Appliance for Augmenting the Sound of the Notes of a Harmonicon or of a Gong, (for which we have obtained a patent in Great Britain, No. 5320, bearing date March 22, 1884; and we do hereby sounds, the same being applicable to musical purposes in part, and also to bells or gongs and other analogous purposes."
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Listed Price: £880 ( + vat in EU zone )