The history of the music box is much more complex than one might think beginning with the Middle Ages.
Then in 1796, we learn of clockmaker Antoine Favre-Salomon:
1940s-1950s Handcrank music boxes
History and Collectibles
As we’ve learned here, some of the simplest collectibles have a unique and colorful history. If you delve into the music box history, you’ll also realize that they’re connected to Edison’s invention of the phonograph. (We have some old phonographs as well! Just in case you were wondering.)
The weather’s turning a bit cooler and it’s a pleasant time of year to browse our shops. So you know, we’ll be watchin’ for ya.