The Musical Box: A Guide for Collectors : Including a Guide to Values

Ord-Hume, Arthur W. J. G.

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Num Pages: 336 pages, 600 illustrations. BIC Classification: AVRQ; WCJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 285 x 221 x 30. Weight in Grams: 1956. . 1995. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Musical boxes have been made by master artisans since the 1700s, playing classical music, hymns, operatic arias and popular tunes by means of discs or cylinders. The industry started in Europe, flourishing in Switzerland, Germany, and Great Britain, finally crossing the Atlantic to America, before ending in the early 20th century. this book is the definitive reference for anyone interested in the history of music, mechanical music, and musical technology, with complete diagrams of the various types of mechanical movements used over the centuries, indexes of manufacturers, box styles, and tune sheets, complete American and British patent lists, tips on maintaining, repairing, and purchasing boxes, and a price guide. Many of the loveliest musical boxes ever crafted are illustrated in full color in this book, with hundreds more black and white photographs showing their mechanical workings. Eighty detailed diagrams explaining their functions help collectors use, maintain and repair the boxes in their collections.

Product Description: Contains diagrams of the various types of mechanical movements used over the centuries, indices of manufacturers, box styles, and tune sheets, complete American and British patent lists, and tips on maintaining, repairing, and purchasing boxes. Many of the loveliest musical boxes ever crafted are illustrated in color, with hundreds more b/w photos showing their mechanical workings. 80 diagrams explaining their functions help collectors use, maintain and repair boxes in their collections.

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