A friend of mine showed me this last night, I had never seen one in
person. It's a tabletop sized box about 20" on a side, 8" high or
so. Lid lifts up to reveal the mechanism. It has a large MIRA decal
under the lid. It is crank driven (of course). They have a binder
with 10 or 20 of the about 14" tin/steel/zinc/whatever they are disks
for it, and it runs, kinda. I think some of the "keys" are sticking
and some of the disks are not flat so they go TWINK T*** T*** as
they go around.
I am mostly curious about the age - what era were these made? I would
guess 1880 to 1900, but if anyone knows better... One disk was J P
Sousa, Stars and Stripes, but you can't necessarily date the player by
the date of composition of the music on a disk that may have been
bought considerably later.