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Grammar mistake[edit]


I am not a native English speaker, but it seems to me that in the example below, the sentence should start with 'There were' rather than 'There was':

There was many variations of large music machines, usually built for the affluent of the pre-phonograph 19th century. Some were called the Symphonium, others were called the Concert Regina Music Box machine. Both variations were as tall as a grandfather clock and both used interchangeable large disks to play different sets of tunes. Both were spring-wound and driven and both had a bell-like sound. The machines were often made in England, Italy, and America, with additional disks made in Switzerland, Austria, and Prussia. Early "juke-box" pay versions of them existed in public places also. Marsh's free Museum and curio shop in Long Beach, Washington State (USA) has several still-working versions of them on public display. The Musical Museum, Brentford, London has a number of machines[1] The Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ, USA has a magnificent collection, including interactive exhibits. In addition to video and audio footage of each piece, the actual instruments are demonstrated for the public daily on a rotational basis.[2]

Aethalides (talk) 07:03, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Links to archives.[edit]

Would be useful links to archives of recorded musical boxes, if there is any.

I dont see how placing a link to is an advertisement or anything like that. It's an interactive website that I'm in no way affiliated with, that shows the inner workings of a music box and how one works. 19:28, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

I'd like an explanation as to why my link is being removed! 21:33, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Tsukini kawatte![edit]

Does the famous Sailor Moon Densetsu locket exist in mechanical form (made by Sankyo or anybody else)? I have the usual electronic tone-based version (the luxury one with metallic casing) but it is still not the "real thing". I would get a peg-based one, if it is affordable. 19:38, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

Whitney Music Box[edit]

I've added the Whitney Music Box to show how animation can demonstrate musical thirds, but as it is a virtual music box, I felt that the information would be best served on this page. Team4Technologies (talk) 23:29, 18 June 2008 (UTC)


I'm from the UK and I've never heard the usage musical box, only music box. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:18, 19 November 2010 (UTC)


There is a separate entry for polyphon which should be listed on this page somewhere, but I am not sure where. Perhaps an edit of the "evolving production" section could include this variant? That section needs tidying anyway. Elriana (talk) 20:27, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

This article needs the addition of info on two modern/recent musicbox developments.[edit]


1) I notice there is an almost complete lack of information in the article about the current new type of music box, namely the punched-paper-tape music box, also called the "D.I.Y. musicbox". I suggest someone write up info about that new development in the musicbox world. Do you need ME to do that? Who wants to cooperate with me on writing-up that info? I don't know what authority to talk with, about this. If anyone has discussion on this, feel free to contact me at, as I know a few things about this type of musicbox. One type (the most popular, due to its low price) is manufactured by "Kikkerland". These "D.I.Y" or "punched paper-tape musicboxes" are sold on eBay. YouTube videos of them are available, for example here:

2) And another development is the electric musicboxes. Both the "D.I.Y." (punch your own tune into a paper tape) and the (pinned-drum) type of musicboxes are now available as electric-motor-driven musicboxes (in addition to the spring-wound and hand-cranked types of musicboxes).

I really think SOMEONE should add these types of info, RECENT developments, in this area, musicboxes. I do not feel qualified, myself, to do it all, myself. So I would welcome a co-writer or an authority to provide significant guidelines.

Artpitkin (talk) 08:47, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

What about the Wintergatan Marble Machine?=[edit] — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:20, 24 May 2016 (UTC)