LADYBUG MUSIC BOX COLLECTIBLE

LADYBUG MUSIC BOX COLLECTIBLE

LADYBUG MUSIC BOX COLLECTIBLE

Item #:  467

$65.00

SKU: 71-01182-MP Categories: , Tag:
  • Description

    Product Description

    LADYBUG MUSIC BOX COLLECTIBLE – PLAYS “YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE”

    Featuring hearts for her spots, the handcrafted Ladybug Musical from Reed & Barton is adorable. This fine silverplate music box plays You are my Sunshine in cheerful high notes. The perfect gift for music lovers of all ages. Part of the Music Box Collection. Made in the USA.  It’s the perfect collectible for music box lovers of all ages.

     

    MUSIC BOX HISTORY

    Music boxes are typically a stand alone, self-playing, musical instrument wherein tuned metal teeth on a steel comb are plucked by manner of a metal pin or depression set in a musical composition. The cylinder type is an earlier style of music box originating in Switzerland that used a horizontally mounted cylinder made of wood or metal, inset with metal pins as its musical storage device. These pins would be used to directly strike the tuned steel teeth. The disk type is a later style of music box that came from Germany, using a stamped metal disk with perforations punched through it to actuate a wheel that would pluck the comb. The organette type is a combination of the cylinder type music workings with a reed organ housing. The cardboard or cylinder would open valves releasing air through and over reeds to create sound.

    Switzerland however, we owe the music box.  No one knows for certain who invented the first music box movement, but for the most part, it is believed that Louis Favre, a watchmaker from Geneva, was responsible for making the first unit in the eighteenth century.  It was the Swiss who were responsible for making musical boxes a thriving industry in their land – an industry which today still ranks high among collectors.  As early as 1770, Swiss watchmakers were setting small musical movements into watch cases, using a small tuned-steel comb played by pins or pegs set in a cylinder or disc.  By 1880, they were making tiny music boxes with from 15 to 25 teeth tuned to scale, screwed separately into position on the comb, and played upon by steel pins set in a brass disc.  These first music boxes played only the simplest of airs.

  • Additional Information

    Additional Information

    SONG

    You Are My Sunshine

    LENGTH

    2 7/8

    METAL TYPE