An uncommon object. What is it?

Challenge #14 in the Voter awareness.... series. Hosted by barb_s.
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Have you ever been invited to a party where you brought something uncommon that guests examine and guess what it is? Show that kind of object, the whole object, not a closeup macro. Plan your photo as if you were creating a still life. Lighting and composition are important. This challenge is not a snapshot guessing game. It's about a well executed photograph.
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Great, Great, Great Grandma's CD Player (Not too portable music box)
by LPLIV
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This music box has discs similar to a record that play a tune that can encompass up to 5-6 octaves. Definitely made early to mid 1800's...
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Submitted: Thursday, 2nd February, 2012 22:05 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 2nd February, 2012
Focal length: 34 mm
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: F4.2
ISO: 800
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