Boxes of Delight: Small Musical Movements

The first music box is believed to have been invented in Switzerland in the 1770s by placing small musical movements into watch cases. These were cylinder style music boxes that used a small tuned-steel comb that played pins set in a cylinder. By the 1800s the music boxes had shrunk noticeably in size and many new developments started to take place that improved the look of the case and added more teeth to produce greater sound.  – Frankenmuth Clock Company

Long form articles:

https://www.hautehorlogerie.org/en/encyclopaedia/history-of-watchmaking/

https://www.jaquet-droz.com/en/the-extraordinary-history-jaquet-droz

Playing Their Parts: 19th Century Automata, Musical Boxes and Singing Birds

Theriault, Florence

Published by Gold Horse Publishing, Annapolis, MD(2005)

ISBN 10: 1931503354 ISBN 13: 9781931503358

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