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Well, its got all the signs of an authentic music box. Probably from the nineteenth century, and worth about 1000.

-Expert

FactsEdit

  • Fact 1: Music boxes create sound by placing a set of pins on a revolving cylinder or disc which then pluck the tuned teeth of a steel comb.
  • Fact 2: For most of the 19th century, music boxes were largely produced in Switzerland, leveraging that nation's skill in watch-making.
  • Fact 3: The earliest music boxes are said to have been produced in the 9th Century by Persian inventors in Iraq, and were hydro-powered.
  • Fact 4: Larger, coin-operated music boxes which could play more than one tune eventually evolved into the Jukebox.
  • Fact 5: Some antique music boxes worked via a disk which would actuate bellows or levers, which opened pneumatic valves tied to an automatic wind instrument, akin to an automatic organ.

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