Swiss Music Box Companies (DIY Project Download)

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Welcom to Reuge Website – Luxury music boxes manufacture. A music box or musical box is an automatic musical instrument that produces sounds by the use of a set of pins placed on a revolving cylinder or disc so as to pluck the tuned teeth (or lamellae) of a steel comb. They were developed from musical snuff boxes of the 18th century and called carillons musique. In the Swiss mountains, one of the last major manufacturers of cylinder music boxes is trying to adapt to changing times, reports Jasmine Coleman.

swiss music box companies 2Music Box 800 18 Note Swiss Reuge/Romance & Swiss (1.18) 249.00. LARGE MUSICAL JEWELRY BOX. SPECIAL PURCHASE These spectacular jewelry boxes are works of art with a 18 note SWISS REUGE ROMANCE music movement. The upside of the comb of a typical antique Swiss music box doesn’t look substantially different from the Regina comb we looked at earlier, except that the teeth terminate in a much finer point. There were any number of ingenious schemes to damper disc music boxes but cylinder music box dampers were basically all the same. Antique Music boxes by Nicole Freres, Mermod Freres, Bremond, Paillard, J. Manger, Dawkins, Le Coultre of Geneva and other renowned makers. Fully refurbished, restored music boxes from 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s and later.

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swiss music box companies 3More elaborate pneumatic instruments or antique music boxes are almost always worth repairing, unless damage to them is extremely severe. Both Reuge, the sole surviving Swiss music box maker of the many that existed in the 1800’s and 1900’s, and Sankyo, a Japanese manufacturer, maintain an inventory of stock tunes on pinned cylinders, from the smallest 18-note novelty movement size to more musical 50-note movements. Guido Reuge, the son of the son, guided for over 60 years the Reuge dynasty dedicated to mechanical music developing the most incredible music boxes of all times. After the hard times of The Great Depression and World War II, interest in music boxes revived slowly. In the 1960’s, there were still around thirty manufacturers, both Swiss and other. Europe and U.S. The clockmaker Antoine Favre-Salomon, a native of Geneva, invented a musical pocket watch in 1796. Since then he is considered to be the inventor of the music box, and Sainte-Croix became the world capital of mechanical music. Music automatons are still produced here. The origin of music boxes can be traced back to 1796, to Antoine Favre, the watchmaker from Geneva, who fathered nearly two centuries of mechanical dreams. After the second World War, thanks to the American army stationed in Europe, Swiss music boxes were given a new lease on life. Authorized Reuge Dealer Lounge, 1865, Studio and New Wave Collections. Porter and Thorens are also available in our extensive musical box collection. The Finest in Mechanical music!

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Antique Music Box, Swiss Cylinder Music Box, Ouverture Music Box See more about Music Boxes, Antiques and Music. Swiss music boxes from our UK catalogue, High quality musical boxes with only Swiss made music box movements, Reuge, Reuge Romance, Jobin Music Boxes, Swiss Romance & Reuge music boxes. Shop for Vintage Music Boxes on Ruby Lane, a marketplace to buy and sell quality antiques, collectibles and artisan jewelry from thousands of curated sellers since 1998. SALE Reuge Swiss Chalet Music Trinket Box – Emmenthalerlied – Switzerland. Find Antique Reuge Music Boxes and music box styles with a great selection of exquisite Reuge music box designs here at Music Box Attic. Handcrafted Swiss 72 Note Music Box with Butterfly and Floral Inlay with Gold Leaf Accents.

Both Reuge and Sankyo do. Reuge also stencils the number on the comb. The cylinder (with the comb) determines what tune is played. A few manufacturers of music mechanisms, for instance Mapsa Switzerland, do not and for those there is no way to link the tune to the music mechanism. The following pages contain most of the available reference and repair books available today on Musical Boxes, Band/Fairground Organs and other automatic musical instruments. Text includes information on Cylinder Musical Box Theory; Special Types of Musical Boxes; Makers: Contemporary Swiss Boxes; Tune Sheets;