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Traditional Music Boxes

Traditional Music Boxes

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= Custom Music Available

Discover Collectible Music Boxes

At Music Box Attic, we strive to keep up with the demands of our customers by providing as many styles, sizes, and materials as possible for our classic music boxes. We want your selection to feel like the perfect choice.

Browse everything from our collection of Italian Boxes by Ercolano and Romantic & Anniversary Inlays to Children-Themed Inlays and Nature-Themed Inlays. Shop wooden, metal, and glass music boxes of all sizes to find the perfect one for your home!

Choosing the Right Songs

When you shop our collectible music boxes, you’re getting a piece that is made with the utmost attention to detail. Most of our music boxes are compatible with a wide range of songs you can preview with our extensive Listening Library. Many of these boxes are also compatible with digital music modules so you can choose any song you want—even a song you wrote yourself! 

If you need any help, we’re always ready with additional guidance and support! Call today!

Traditional Music Boxes

Although the specific inventor of the classic music box is unknown, the earliest music boxes can be traced back to Switzerland around the late 1700s. The mechanical movement, the heart and soul of the music box, consists of only a few pieces, including a rotating cylinder with raised pins, a comb with prongs, and a winding key or turn handle. An internal spring stores the energy when the music box is activated, playing the recorded melody.

Our collectible music boxes work by winding the turn handle, which causes the cylinder inside the box to rotate. As it turns, the cylinder brushes against fine metal prongs that produce the correct notes for the song. If you’re looking for a traditional music box that plays melodies with a mechanical movement instead of a modern, digital module, shop Music Box Attic first!

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