Since their creation in the late 18th century, music boxes continue to be treasured as collector's items. The "music comb" which is used to produce the sounds of music boxes was created by Antoine Favre in 1796. He was a watchmaker and he incorporated musical combs in watches, pendants, and perfume bottles. Which led to the magical world of music boxes.
The design of the music comb consists of various lengths of steel teeth. A revolving cylinder of pins plucks the teeth to produce different musical notes. The pins are arranged in a way so that a melody can be heard from the music comb as the cylinder turns. The first real form of music box was a French mantle clock that played five songs from famous composers. It was designed by a man named Johann Maelzel around the same time that Favre created the music comb.
The first music boxes were called cylinder music boxes. They were originally very limited in song selection. In the late 1880s, the limitations of cylinder music boxes were surpassed by the development of the symphonium, or disc style music boxes. The discs in these music boxes could be played for much longer. The boxes could also accept separate song discs, so many different songs could be played with just one box.
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Here at MusicBoxAttic, we carry both cylinder and disc-style music boxes. We have a fantastic selection of music boxes when it comes to design, color, shape, and size. Our song selection for our music boxes is also unsurpassed. In addition to offering high-quality music boxes, we also provide excellent customer service. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding our products and music boxes. Below you will find a wide range of music boxe. MusicBoxAttic's music boxes vary in price, style, size, color and any other music boxes attribute you can think off. Feel free browse our site at the left for many more music boxes!
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