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Help to Make a Disc Music Box Toy
By Martha Luehrmann, forwarded

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From: (Martha Luehrmann)
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 12:42:15 -0700

Subject: Disk Music Box Toy

Dear folks,  I would like to make a disk music box for my grandson
where the disk has lots and lots of holes punched in it and has a music
staff printed on it.  The holes would be placed at all possible notes.
My grandson would be able to put in stick figures that would have thin
rods that would go through the holes.  The thin rods would then pluck
that particular tone.

To do all this I need a rotating mechanism (which I can probably get
from a used turntable), a disk (I think I can make a fairly inexpensive
one from plastic), the stick figures (easy to do, with nails on the
bottom of carved dowels), and the tuned prongs to be plucked.

Aye.  There's the rub.  Where can I find a fairly inexpensive set?  Or
where can I purchase the complete music box toy?  Any help at all would
be greatly appreciated.

Martha Luehrmann
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Berkeley, CA

(Message sent Sat 6 Dec 1997, 22:58:39 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

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