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Russian Correspondent Seeks Music Box Help
By Todd Augsburger

Maybe Babel Fish didn't do so bad in translation.  I own a "Musical
Casket" (organette).  It must have been somewhat popular, being
advertised in magazines as such.  But I don't speak Russian.  And
yes, I hope someone can help.

Todd Augsburger - Roller Organs

 [ Matthew Caulfield wrote, "I suppose 'musical casket' is Babel Fish's
 [ bad English for 'musical box'."  True!  A careful translation of
 [ Valery's email (not by a machine) says:
 [   I have become interested in musical boxes.  Please suggest
 [   references to forums of people making musical boxes with their
 [   own hands, as well as any information that might help with
 [   this hobby.  Thanks in advance for your answer.
 [   Yours sincerely, Valery
 [ By itself, "shkatulka" can be a casket or box or case but
 [ the phrase composed by Valery, "muzikalnoya shkatulka", denotes
 [ a musical box.
 [ -- Robbie

(Message sent Tue 15 Jan 2008, 12:34:22 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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