Antoine Favre-Salomon

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Antoine Favre-Salomon (30 November 1734 – 17 August 1820) was a Swiss watchmaker. In 1796, he invented a pocket watch with an embedded musical mechanism,[1] which was later recognised as the first "comb" music box. One of his surviving music boxes is displayed at the Shanghai Gallery of Antique Music Boxes and Automata in Pudong's Oriental Art Center.[2]


  1. ^ Musée des boîtes à musique et automates
  2. ^ Shanghai Oriental Art Center. "Antique Music Box Gallery." Accessed 18 Dec 2014.