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Restored Musical Boxes Updated 4-19-2014

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Musical Boxes and Related Items
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Musical Boxes:

Offered for sale is a selection of fine, restored antique musical boxes and musical novelties.  Click Here to see the Musical Boxes For Sale.



Musical Pocket Watches:

Musical Pocket Watches Charles Reuge began making musical mechanical pocket watches in 1865 in Ste Croix, Switzerland. The watches listed here are made by Reuge craftsmen, using high quality Swiss mechanical movements. The Reuge artisans employ the same skill, materials and craftsmanship today as they did in 1865. They have a miniature 17-note cylinder musical movement that plays a classical tune.  Click Here to see the Musical Pocket Watches For Sale.



Musical Box Discs:


I have discs, cuffs & cylinders now in stock.
Choose the discs that fit your musical box from the List of Available Discs. They are all in good playable original condition(List of Available Discs) Prices shown are per disc and do not include shipping.






Musical Box Compact Discs:

Musical Box CD's Check out these great CD's. Play them on your home or auto CD player and hear the sound of authentic and simulated antique disc musical boxes. We even have a WIN95/98 program that will play your midi-files as if they were being played on an antique disc musical box!  Click Here to see the Musical Box CD's For Sale.



Books and Videotapes About Musical Boxes and Mechanical Music:


Note:  Most books have detailed descriptions and images that you may see by clicking on the underlined hotlink    View Book Details   that follows the price of the book.


Videotape Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Musical Box 1796, The Great Story of the Music Box. VHS Format, in English. 63 minute running time. Presents the history and development of mechanical music with particular emphasis on the wonderful world of musical boxes and automata. $35.00   View Details

A Loan Exhibition of Antique Automatons for the Benefit of the Pestalozzi Foundation of America . New York, A La Vieille Russie, 1950. 69pp; with photographic illustrations. Introduction by Alfred Chapuis. Rare and unusual. $100.00   View Book Details

Bahl, Gilbert. Music Boxes, The Collector's Guide to Selecting, Restoring, and Enjoying New and Vintage Music Boxes. Quintet Publishing Ltd., London, 1993. 80 pp. With dust jacket. $25.00   View Book Details

Bailly, Christian and Sharon Bailly. Automata; Mechanical Marvels of the Ninteenth Century. Exquisite 52-minute videocassette, narrated by Dick Cavett, that explores the world of automata, incorporating automata in motion (over 80 pieces selected from among the most outstanding collections worldwide and incorporating much original music of the actual automata. New shrink-wrapped copies of this scarce video were obtained from the author and when they are sold, there is no further stock. $95.00   View Details

Battaïni, Antoine and Annette Bordeau (Text), André Soriano (Photographs). The Mechanical Dolls of Monte Carlo. Rizzoli, New York, 1985. 175 pp. With dust jacket. $85.00   View Book Details


Batta´ni, Antoine and Annette Bordeau (Text), André Soriano (Photographs). Les Automates de Monte-Carlo. Biti Edizioni - Milan (Text in French), 1985. 175 pp. With dust jacket. $85.00   View Book Details

Baumel, Rachael. Alec Templeton's Music Boxes. Wilfred Funk, New York, 1958. 164 pp. With dust jacket. $25.00 Another copy w/o dust jacket. $20.00   View Book Details

Bonhôte, Daniel and Baud, Frédy Au temps des Boîtes à musique; Des Origines aux Orgues de Fête Foraine. Éditions Mondo, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1975. 175 pp French text. Includes 33-1/3 Stereo LP recording in rear pocket. Hardcover. With dust jacket. I also have a copy in German language. $55.00   View Book Details

Bopp, Ron. The American Carousel Organ, An Illustrated Encyclopedia. Palmer Printing, St Cloud, MN, 1998. 283 pp. Hardcover with Dust Jacket and Includes Audio CD. $60.00   View Book Details

Bowers, Q. David. A Tune for a Token, A catalogue of tokens and medals relating to automatic musical instruments circa 1850-1930. Token and Medal Society Inc. (TAMS), Thiensville, WI, 1975. 79 pp. A very good copy of this scarce book. Softcover. $20.00   View Book Details

Bowers, Q. David. Encyclopedia of Automatic Musical Instruments . Vestal Press, Vestal, New York, 1972. 1,008 pp. As New; excellent condition. No dust jacket as published. $85.00   View Book Details

Bowers, Q. David. A Guidebook of Automatic Musical Instruments, Volumes 1 and 2 combined. Vestal Press, Vestal, New York, 1967. 697 pp. A slightly worn copy of this scarce book. Hardcover. No dust jacket as published. Minor water damage to top of some pages, but good internally. $100.00   View Book Details

Bowers, Q. David. Nickelodeon Theaters And Their Music. Vestal Press, Vestal, New York, 1986. 212 pp. With dust jacket. $30.00 Another copy, softcover. $30.00   View Book Details

Bowers, Q. David. Put Another Nickel In. Bonanza Books, New York, 1966. 248 pp. With dust jacket. $30.00   View Book Details

Bowers, Q. David and
Reblitz, Arthur A. Treasures of Mechanical Music. Vestal Press, Vestal, NY. 1981. 630 pp., includes hundreds of black-and-white photographs, advertisements and reproduction company brochures. Includes tuning scales for disc musical boxes and tracker bar and key frame scales for pianos, organs and orchestrions.  Long out of print and very hard to find. Rebound hardcover copy without dust jacket.  $250.00  View Book Details

Brown, George & Madeleine. The Story of the Music Box. Sound Book by BookRecords, New York, 1952. 8 pp. with 33-1/3 LP recording of music box tunes. $25.00   View Book Details

Buchner, Dr. Alexander. Mechanical Musical Instruments. English translation by Iris Urwin. Batchwork Press, London, 1954. 174 pp. With Dust Jacket. $55.00   View Book Details

Bulleid, H.A.V. Cylinder Musical Box Design and Repair. ALMAR Press, Binghamton, NY, 1987. 234 pp. Softcover. $45.00   View Book Details

Bulleid, H.A.V. Cylinder Musical Box Technology. ALMAR Press, Vestal, NY, 1994. 290 pp. Softcover. $45.00   View Book Details

[Out Of Stock]  Bulleid, H.A.V. Musical Box Tune Sheets. Musical Box Society of Great Britain, 2000. 153 pp. Softcover. PLUS THREE Musical Box Tune Sheet Supplements and the Musical Box Search Engine Musical Box Society of Great Britain, 2001, 2005 & 2008. 18 pp., 42 pp. & 66 pp. 
Softcover. $75.00   View Book Details

Chapuis, Alfred and Droz, Edmund. Automata, A Historical and Technological Study. English translation by Alec Reid. Published in 1958 by Central Book Company, NY. Hard cover without dust jacket as published, 407 pages with over 480 drawings and black-and-white photographs and 28 color plates. $200.00   View Book Details

Chapuis, Alfred. History of the Musical Box and of Mechanical Music. English translation by Joseph E. Roesch. MBSI, Summit, New Jersey, 1980. 303 pp. With dust jacket. $55.00   View Book Details

Clark, John E.T. Musical Boxes, A History And Appreciation. Allen & Unwin, London, 1961. 264 pp. with dust jacket. $35.00   View Book Details

DeWaard, R. From Music Boxes To Street Organs. Vestal Press, Vestal, NY, 1967. 264 pp. With dust jacket. $40.00   View Book Details

Edgerton, William, Editor The Silver Anniversary Collection. MBSI, Summit, NJ, 1974. 992 pp. w/o dust jacket as published. Light smudge on front cover and staining on back cover, edges lightly foxed, but pages clean and tight. $65.00   View Book Details

Givens, Larry Rebuilding The Player Piano. Vestal Press, Vestal, New York, 1963. 164 pp. With dust jacket. $30.00   View Book Details

Hillier, Mary Automata & Mechanical Toys. Bloomsbury Books, London, 1988. 200 pp. With dust jacket. $30.00   View Book Details

Hoke, Helen & John. Music Boxes, Their Lore and Lure. Hawthorne Books, New York, 1957. 93 pp., includes 33-1/3 LP record of musical boxes from the Bornand collection. With dust jacket. $25.00   View Book Details

Holzweissig, Ernst Catalog of Music Boxes and Automatons, 1898 (Re-print) . Annapolis, MD, 1997. 441 pp. $55.00   View Book Details

Hoover, Cynthia A. Music Machines - American Style. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 1971. 139 pp. $30.00   View Book Details

Kochmann, Karl. Black Forest Music Clocks . Antique Clocks Publishing, OH, 1990. 61 pp., illustrated. Softcover $45.00   View Book Details

Maingot, Élaine. Les Automates . Hachette, France, 1959. 96 pp., illustrated. In French. $40.00   View Book Details

Maurice, Klaus and Mayr, Otto, Eds. The Clockwork Universe; German Clocks and Automata 1550-1650. Neale Watson, New York, 1980. 321 pp. With dust jacket. $55.00   View Book Details

Mayson, Geoffrey T. Mechanical Singing-bird Tabatières. Robert Hale, London, 2000. 256 pp. New Copy with dust jacket. $425.00  View Book Details

McElhone, Kevin LThe Organette Book. Musical Box Society of Great Britain, 2002. 417 pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. $110.00   View Book Details

McElhone, Kevin. Mechanical Music; A survey of musical boxes, street organs, player pianos, indoor organs and other mechanical instruments. Shire Publications, UK, 1997. 32 pp. Softcover. $15.00   View Book Details

Mosoriak, Roy. The Curious History Of Music Boxes. Lightner Publishing, Chicago, 1943, First Edition. 164 pp. Hardcover without Dust Jacket as published. $50.00   View Book Details

Music In Time. Catalog of a Special Exhibition of Musical Boxes, 1991. 80 pp., illustrated. Softcvover. $15.00   Proceeds from the sale of ths catalog go to support the Musical Box Society International (MBSI)   View Book Details

Ord-Hume, Arthur W.J.G. Barrel Organ . A.S. Barnes, New York, 1978. 567 pp., illustrated. Good Copy With dust jacket. $85.00   View Book Details

Ord-Hume, Arthur W.J.G. Clockwork Music. Crown Publishers, New York, 1973. 334 pp., illustrated. With dust jacket. $35.00   View Book Details

Ord-Hume, Arthur W.J.G. Collecting Musical Boxes And How To Repair Them. Crown Publishers, New York, 1967. 140 pp., illustrated. With dust jacket. $40.00   View Book Details

[Out Of Stock] Ord-Hume, Arthur W.J.G. Joseph Haydn and ther Mechanical Organ. Allen & Unwin, University College Cardiff Press London. 1982. 185 pp. With dust jacket. $75.00   View Book Details

Ord-Hume, Arthur W.J.G. The Mechanics of Mechanical Music, The Arrangement of Music for Automatic Instruments. Arthur W.J.G. Ord-Hume, Chiswick, London, 1973. 78 pp., includes 28 plates. Very scarce title! With dust jacket. $255.00   View Book Details

Ord-Hume, Arthur W.J.G. The Musical Box, A Guide For Collectors. Schiffer Publishing Co., Atglen, PA, 1995. 336 pp., includes 600 illustrations. With dust jacket. $65.00   View Book Details

Ord-Hume, Arthur W.J.G. Musical Box; A History and Collector's Guide. Allen & Unwin, London. 1980. 410 pp. With dust jacket. $85.00   View Book Details

Ord-Hume, Arthur W.J.G. Restoring Musical Boxes. Allen & Unwin, Barnes & Co., London. 1980. 186 pp., well-illustrated companion to Musical Box; A History and Collector's Guide (above). With dust jacket. Very scarce. $85.00   View Book Details

SPECIAL COMBO PACK: 
Ord-Hume, Arthur W.J.G. Musical Box; A History and Collector's Guide plus the companion volume, Restoring Musical Boxes,  buy both for $150.00

Ord-Hume, Arthur W.J.G. Restoring Pianolas and other self-playing pianos. George Allen & Unwin, London. 1983. 143 pp. With dust jacket. $85.00   View Book Details

[Out Of Stock] Ord-Hume, Arthur W.J.G. Pianola; the history of the self-playing piano. George Allen & Unwin, London. 1984. 395 pp., includes over 225 illustrations. With dust jacket. $95.00   View Book Details

Ord-Hume, Arthur W.J.G. Player-Piano; The History of the Mechanical Piano and How to Repair it. Allen & Unwin, A.S. Barnes & Co., Cranberry, NJ Pub. 1970. 296 pp., includes over 200 illustrations. With dust jacket. $65.00   View Book Details

Ord-Hume, Arthur W.J.G. The Musical Clock; Musical & Automaton Clocks & Watches. Mayfield Books, England. 1995. 352 pp., includes color and black and white illustrations. With dust jacket. $65.00

Piguet, Jean-Claude The Music Box Makers, The History of the Music Box in Sainte-Croix. Quartier Printing, Syracuse, NY. 2004. English translation by Rebecca Galeazzi and published by the Musical Box Society International. 332 pp., includes hundreds of black and white photos, drawings and graphs. With dust jacket. $80.00

Reblitz, Arthur A., edited by Q. David Bowers The Golden Age of Mechanical Musical Instruments. Mechanical Music Press, Woodsville, NH. 2001. 448 pp., includes over 330 color and b/w photographs of instruments from famous collections, along with specifications such as the number of teeth on a music box comb, a description of the pipe work in orchestrions and organs, dimensions, type of disc or roll used, and when known, the year manufactured, serial number, original cost, and history of previous ownership and drawings illustrating how player mechanisms work and how to repair, restore, and maintain them. Also includes tracker scales and key frame layouts.  For beginners and experienced technicians alike. Hardcover with dust jacket.  More details at mechanicalmusicpress.com $90.00

[Out Of Stock] Reblitz, Arthur Player Piano Servicing and Rebuilding. Vestal Press, Vestal, NY. 1985. 216 pp., includes hundreds of photographs and drawings illustrating how player mechanisms work and how to repair, restore, and maintain them. For beginners and experienced technicians alike. Softcover. $45.00

Reblitz, Arthur A. and Bowers, Q. David Treasures of Mechanical Music. Vestal Press, Vestal, NY. 1981. 630 pp., includes hundreds of black-and-white photographs, advertisements and reproduction company brochures. Includes tuning scales for disc musical boxes and tracker bar and key frame scales for pianos, organs and orchestrions.  Long out of print and very hard to find. Rebound hardcover copy without dust jacket.  $250.00  View Book Details

Roehl, Harvey N. Player Pianos and Music Boxes. Vestal Press, Vestal, NY. 1968. 48 pp., includes many illustrations. Softcover. $15.00   View Book Details

Rulli, Angelo, Ed. Musical Boxes and Other Musical Marvels - A Decade of Enjoyment. Musical Box Society International, St. Paul, 1985. 484 pp. w/glossary. $35.00

Tallis, David Music Boxes A Guide for Collectors. Stein and Day, New York, 1971. 143 pp. w/glossary. With dust jacket. $20.00

Troquet, Daniel The Wonderland of Music Boxes and Automata. Les Editions du Cochet, SA, Saite-Croix, Switzerland, 1989. 220 pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. $60.00   View Book Details

Webb, Graham The Cylinder Musical Box Handbook. Faber & Faber, London, 1968. 176 pp. Hardcover. $55.00   View Book Details

Webb, Graham The Musical Box Handbook, 2nd Edition, Volume 1, Cylinder Boxes. Vestal Press, Vestal, NY, 1984. 243 pp. Softcover. $55.00   View Book Details

Webb, Graham The Disc Musical Box Handbook. Faber & Faber, London, 1971. 323 pp. Hardcover. $55.00   View Book Details

Webb, Graham The Musical Box Handbook, 2nd Edition, Volume 2, Disc Boxes. Vestal Press, Vestal, NY, 1984. 316 pp. Softcover. $55.00   View Book Details

Weiss-Stauffacher, Heinrich The Marvelous World of Music Machines . English translation by James Underwood. Kodansha Int'l Ltd, New York, 1976. 244 pp. With dust jacket. $85.00   View Book Details

Wendel, Siegfried The Mechanical Music Cabinet. Harenberg Kommunikation, Dortmund, 1984. English translation by Sue Trotter & Harvey Roehl. 208 pp. $35.00   View Book Details

Service Manual for the Violano-Virtuoso.  Xerox Copy of Early Re-Print by Bornand Music Box Company, undated. 29 pp. $20.00   View Book Details

Selected Issues of Music & Automata $10.00 each
Selected Back Issues of the Journal of the Musical Box Society International. $4.00 each for the large format issues and $2.50 each for the small format issues also Selected Back Issues of the Music Box, the Journal of the Musical Box Society of Great Britain. $4.00 each for the large format issues and $3.00 each for the small format issues. Several "Bulk Lot" Specials are available for MBSI Bulletins and AMICA Bulletins. (list of Issues) .

Kate Van Winkle Keller. Musical Clocks of Early America . A nice 65-page article in the Bulletin of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc. (NAWCC), Vol. 24 No 3, June, 1982. Softcover. $10.00

Christies South Kensington Catalog of Mechanical Music Auction. 11 April 1996, 16pp. $10.00


Other Books About Music:

Barlow, Harold and Morgenstern, Sam. A Dictionary of Musical Themes . Crown Publishers, New York, 1966, Eleventh Printing. 642 pp. With dust jacket. $40.00
Barlow, Harold and Morgenstern, Sam. A Dictionary of Vocal Themes . Crown Publishers, New York, 1950, First Printing. 547 pp. w/o dust jacket. $40.00
Barlow, Harold and Morgenstern, Sam. A Dictionary of Opera and Song Themes . Crown Publishers, New York, 1950, First Printing. 547 pp. with dust jacket. $40.00
Baily, Leslie. The Gilbert & Sullivan Book . Coward-McCann, New York, 1966. 459 pp., illustrated, w/o dust jacket. $50.00
Gellerman, Robert F. The American Reed Organ . Vestal Press, New York, 1973. 173 pp., illustrated, X-Library, hardcover w/DJ $40.00   View Book Details



Piano Rolls:

Ampico Reproducing Piano Rolls.
Choose your favorite pieces from the List of Titles. They are all in good condition and are in their original boxes. (List of Titles) Select your choice and pay $15.00 each, plus shipping.


Duo-Art Reproducing Piano Rolls.
Choose your favorite pieces from the List of Titles. They are all in good condition and are in their original boxes. (List of Titles) Select your choice and pay $12.00 each, plus shipping.  I also have a few Duo-Art rolls with edge tears that are available for
$5.00 each.


88-Note Player Piano Rolls.
This is a group of mostly QRS Player Piano Word Rolls, but with a sprinkling of some other brands. There are some great titles in this Lot. All these rolls are all in used but playable condition and are in their original boxes. (List of Titles) $3.00 each unless otherwise marked, plus shipping.


GULBRANSEN INSTRUCTION ROLLS.
Roll No. 1 - Teaching proper use of accompaniment levers, Second Edition. Martin Method. Also have Roll No. 3 - Teaching proper use of pedals, Second Edition Martin Method. Both rolls are in good condition and are in their original boxes. $10.00 each plus shipping. Just in: Instruction Rolls 1-4, Third Edition.
$35.00 for the set of four rolls plus shipping





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