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Malke & Oberländer

FORTUNA DUPLEX DISK

1905

Fortuna Duplex Disk
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Fortuna Duplex Disk

With the Fortuna Duplex Music Box No. 435, Malke & Oberländer created a music box of unsurpassed qualities supporting an unprecedented playtime of 4 minutes in soft, yet full and warm sound quality.

14 REEDS
1 TRIANGLE
1 DRUM
4 MIN PLAYTIME
81” x 63” x 25”

Malke & Oberländer
Leipzig, Germany
Europe

Manufacturer

Friedrich E. Malke and Friedrich H. Oberländer founded Malke & Oberländer in 1895, renaming it „Adler Fabrik deutsch-amerikanische Musikwerke Schlobach, Malke & Oberländer“ in the following year. Located in Leipzig, Germany, the company produced a wide array of disc-style music boxes ranging from table, to hanging, to free-standing models.

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The west side of the market in Leipzig around 1890.
The west side of the market in Leipzig around 1890.

technique

The Fortuna Duplex Music Box is a large duplex version of the popular Adler/Fortuna No. 370 Music Box. Contrary to the No. 370 only a few of the Fortuna Duplex Music Boxes were made.

With two discs placed side-by-side it is able to play a full two minutes with two tunes running simultaneously and a full four minutes when playing a single one.

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