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Edison Music Box - Hah!
By Matthew Caulfield

In yesterday's MMD I wrote, in regard to a non-subscriber's claim to
own one of 10 music boxes made by Thomas A. Edison:

> Of course, the phonograph _is_ a kind of 'music box,' but I am sure
> that what Ms.  Richardson is talking about is a cylinder (or disc?)
> music box.  If she could give us a closer description of the box
> (appearance, dimensions, number of teeth in the comb, any words or
> emblems on the instrument, tune card) it would be both helpful and
> interesting.

Well, forget it!   I am sure now that what the lady owns is not a music
box (i.e. musical box) but a box (i.e. cabinet), perhaps made by or for
Edison, for holding gramophone records.

If you define a music box as a container for holding music, my cellar
is full of music boxes.   I am getting ready to box and sell a cutting
of Wurlitzer style 165 band organ rolls that Play-Rite is supposed to
deliver to me any day now.  With every roll you buy, you get a free
music box!

Matthew Caulfield (Irondequoit, N.Y)

(Message sent Sat 23 Nov 2002, 17:45:43 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  Box, Edison, Hah, Music

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