Adam Partridge Auctioneers Cheshire
Auctioneer in Cheshire

16/10/2009 : The John Nixon Collection of Mechanical Music - YouTube videos now online

Coming Soon: A unique and exciting collection of mechanical musical instruments and talking machines will be auctioned by Adam Partridge Auctioneers on Saturday 21st November 2009, starting at midday. Collected for many years by the late John Nixon of Biddulph Moor, Staffordshire, this is truly a specialist sale not to be missed.

An excellent selection of mechanical music will be on offer, including Polyphons, Symphonions, Musical Boxes, Phonographs, Barrel Organs, a fine Weber baby grand pianola and much more. The sale will be held at our saleroom between the towns of Congleton and Macclesfield and will also be featuring live internet bidding with video stream via

John Nixon started his collection many years ago and in more recent years, offered his home as a museum to share his interest in these instruments to other enthusiasts.

Videos of some of the items can now be viewed on YouTube via this link