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The cylinder musical movement was invented in 1796 and for the first time, people could listen to mechanically reproduced music in their own homes. Musical movements came long before the invention of the phonograph back in 1877. Forward to the 21st century and you'll find that the world surrounding musical movements still inspires both the young and old.
The 18 note movement is the "base" movement from our selection of mechanical music. In order from lowest to highest, the movements we carry are as follows: 18, 22, 30, 36, 50, 2.50, 72 & 144 Note
The brands we carry for the 50 Swiss note movements are from Reuge (Swiss) only.
When you order a single 50 Swiss note movement, the following items are included with your purchase:
- (1) 50 note mechanical Swiss movement
- (1) winding key
- (1) on/off control arm w/ spring
- (3) 1/2" screws
Optional components available for purchase:
- Brass Pin (works in conjunction with wire stopper to start/stop music)
- Additional Winding key
- Additional Wire stoppers
- Control arm kit
FAQ (about 50 note Swiss movements)
- Playing time = 40 - 50 seconds (full rotation of cylinder) / 13 minutes + (total)
- Dimensions = 5"L x 3"W x 1.25"
- Brands we carry = Reuge (Swiss) only
- Brand you received = Reuge (Swiss) only
Adding in your own music or recordings to a music box is simple. Look for custom music options after you find your favorite music box, tell us the song you’d like and you’ll have it at your door step in a few days.
When you add this option our experienced musicians will take a standard file and convert it so the module will play a music box type of sound of your song. They will go note by note and make a fabulous rendition. We have a few musicians that we work with and they have done thousands of songs and are the best at what they do. Cick here to hear some files they have done:
*Please add 2 extra days for this service (you will not see the added 2 days during checkout, please add 2 days on top of the delivery date you see during checkout)
The "Custom Music Box Module" is one of the newest creations combining tradition and cutting edge technology from Music Box Attic. It is the most popular way of inserting any song, sound or recording into any box you want (yours or ours). Available for nearly all of our boxes. Find the box you want, follow few easy steps to customize with your song.
We are offering an option to take your song and covert it to sound like a traditional music box melody (still in digital format). Your tune will be onverted note by note to sound just like a mechanical movement music box, but better, due to the flexibility of the module as well as software sound enhancement. Here are two examples of the previous conversions of songs that our musician has done:
We also suggest browsing for your song on YouTube to see if it has already been converted, this way you can get the music box sound but not pay the additional $75.
Usually about 1 to 2 days, add the conversion and add another day. But we can usually be done within a day outside of the busy holiday season.
We offer three types of custom music box music modules - L1-Exclusive, L2-Premium, and L3-Elite.
*Note - Conversion & Music Upload is optional, it is not required, although we highly recommend we do the music loading for you as we will edit and make the sound perfect, at no cost.
Standard Operation, open the box music starts, close the box, music stops. Comes with USB to Recharge music box and easy music load + On/Off Light Sensor
Same as L1, plus an additional on/off switch in case you don’t want to hear the music box play when you open the lid every time. Comes with USB to Recharge music box and easy music load + On/Off Light Sensor + Additional On/Off Toggle
(Additional On/Off Toggle allows you to override the light sensor to keep the box from playing every time you open the lid, preserves the battery, and provides more flexibility)
Same as L2, plus volume control. Comes with USB to Recharge music box and easy music load + On/Off Light Sensor + Additional On/Off Toggle + Volume Control
(All modules come pre-programmed with excellent sound quality playback at a medium-perfect sound volume and level. Volume control might be beneficial but not necessary.)
Select this option if you want us to do all the optimization and uploading of the music in your box. You will get the music box ready to go with your tunes. Once you select this option, you will see all music upload fields to provide the music/sound details.
Choose this option if you want to upload the music or sounds yourself at home.
YouTube Links - Add numbered YouTube links of your songs, e.g.
Simply type in the Song & Artist of your songs, e.g.
*Please note, there is no skip, forward or rewind options, songs need to be listened to continuously one after another.