Hello Victoria, I think "Die Forelle" means the name of the music,
maybe by Schubert. The meaning of MAPSA is MAP S.A., it is the name
of the company that produces these boxes.
I could not found MAP SA in the Internet; the only thing found was
a short description of the company:
There was a text in MMD by Hauke Marxsen some years ago [below].
Greetings from Switzerland
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From: email@example.com (Hauke Marxsen)
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2000 16:02:57 +0200
Subject: MAPSA (Switzerland) Cylinder Movements
Dear people interested in cylinder movements for musical boxes!
In the MMDigest from 7 June 2000 I told you about the Swiss company
MAP S.A. (MAPSA). I have seen, now and then, movements by that small
company. During my last visit in Ruedesheim I accidentally heard
that this company is producing musical box movements with melodies
a customer wishes.
In the MMDigest archive I could find only one reference about
MAPSA, that was an article in the MMDigest 991120 from Joerg Wendel,
"Source of New Music Box Movements".
I phoned with MAPSA. They do not have Internet connection up to now,
but they will have it soon. I spoke with Mister Jacques Uster, the
director, and asked him for information: leaflets, tune lists, and so
on. Meanwhile, I got a big envelope with a catalog and tune lists.
It's all in French.
They are producing 12-, 18-, 22- and 28- and 36-note cylinder
movements. The tune list for the 18-note movement has more than 900
different melodies! I didn't ask for the prices of their mass produced
movements, but I asked about the specially designed ones.
For an 18-note movement with a melody which a customer wants, they
require 250 Swiss francs, plus 15 Swiss francs per movement if it's
a small edition, or between 10 and 15 Swiss francs if it's a bigger
Phone: Switzerland (024) 425 66 36
Fax: Switzerland (024) 425 72 22
Because of the circumstance that they do not have Internet connection,
send your questions to my e-mail address. I will collect them and send
that package of questions to Mister Uster (via Fax). It's the easiest
way for you and for MAPSA.
Kind regards from Hauke Marxsen, Germany
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[ Thanks for your good research, Hauke! -- Robbie
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