Early Soviet music box commemorating the launch of Sputnik, measuring approximately 7.5″ x 4.5″ x 6″, featuring a small metal replica of the first satellite atop a clear plastic stand, set upon a metal Earth base that features the date of the launch, "4-X-1957, CCCP." The base also bears an engraved inscription in Cyrillic dated to 1961. The musical mechanism, which would play the patriotic Russian anthem 'Wide is My Motherland,' is not operational. In fine condition, with some scuffing to base.
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