Structure of the cylinder music box
The pins embedded in the cylinder drum flick the comb teeth, then play the melody.
Drum (The part programmed a melody)
Vibration plate (a portion of the music box sound)
Adjustment mechanism (governor)
Frame (base of the music box)
Structure of the disk music box
The protrusion which is pressed onto the disc hooks the star wheel which is installed in front of the comb teeth and the star wheel flicks the comb teeth. By this structure, it is possible to flick the vibration plate strongly and possible to play the note with much power compared to the cylinder music box, disc music box can incorporate larger comb teeth. Therefore it became possible to express rich music by disc music box. It gradually became the mainstream of music box as "automatic performance device", because you can enjoy the many songs by exchange the discs.
Process of producing music box
Making Vibration plate
Mechanical Music Box lineup
Mechanical Music Box Dimensions
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