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Musical Box - Bella Ciao

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Musical Box - Bella Ciao

Our musical boxes produce their melodies by using a rotating cylinder whose pins are plucking the tuned teeth on a steel comb. The resonance board on which the mechanism is installed helps to amplify the sound. This mechanism is hidden in a lovingly decorated cardboard box with numerous designs by well-known and less well-known artists. A great gift idea for young and old on the most diverse occasions!

  • Melody: Bella Ciao
  • Weight 70g
  • Dimensions 8.50 × 4.50 × 3.00 cm

Music Boxes - The First Mechanical Musical Instruments

A music box is also a journey into the past, when electricity and digital playlists were still unknown. If you wanted to enjoy your favourite melodies in your own living room, you had to pick up a musical instrument yourself or invite musicians. In 1796, Antoine Favre-Salomon, a clockmaker from Geneva, was the first to build a mechanical musical mechanism in which a teeth comb made a melody sound with the help of a pinned wheel. He placed this small mechanism mechanism in a snuff box that could fit in any waistcoat pocket. Soon musical boxes came on the market in a wide variety of sizes, and since they were usually driven by a clockwork mechanism, their manufacture was subject to the watchmakers. Switzerland, with its old watchmaking tradition, remained the centre of music box production for a long time. Towards the end of the 19th century, the small music boxes were also manufactured in German and American factories and more and more people could now easily enjoy music.

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