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Accession list letter and number

Status of this record and
date of last change of status

Instrument name



Date and 
place of manufacture

Intended for use in

Original Power source

Power source now

Instrument status

Short description

Technology used

Media played


Rarity (guess at working examples worldwide)

Date acquired

How acquired

Current location in Museum

Musical box






Musical box


model 13, Serial No. 39429

7th December 1899

Regina Company, 54 Cherry Street in Rahway, New Jersey, USA

Private home

Spring motor (clockwork).

Spring motor (clockwork).

Playable and frequently demonstrated on tours

Tuned steel comb, star-wheels and disc operated

Steel disks with pins formed by rolling windows punched from the flat disk. The pins engage and turn star wheels so that another point of the star plucks the tooth on the comb.

40cm disks

Musical Museum


The instrument and 37 discs were donated by Mr. Maurice Butler of Watford.


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