Production Date
Circa 1880
A six-tune musical box. The label on the inner side says "National Musical Box" and depicts 6 possible tunes that can be played on this box. On the outer side the box is plain without any decoration. A hinged lid opens up to reveal a large brass cylinder with tiny projections on it. These projections flick against flat metal bars to produce 6 different tunes depending on the lever setting on the right.
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Copper Alloy/Brass
Processed Material/Metal
Signature/Marks and Type
National Musical Box Label
Accession No
Credit Line
Circa 1880. Music Box, 1982.211. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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