A music box history by thaddeus kochanny of the chicago amica chapter what are music boxes before the music box early music boxes music box. A musical box is an automatic musical instrument that produces sound when the pins on a the exact date of when mechanical music first started is unclear. Although the specific inventor is unknown, the earliest music boxes are traced back to the late 1700's in switzerland the portable idiophones.
History of the music box the idea of a self playing music box was developed from the carillon bell towers used in europe where a rotating barrel, pinned with. History, quality and origin of mechanical music boxes collected by the music box man explained here.
Music box, also called musical box, mechanical musical instrument that is sounded when tuned metal prongs, or teeth, mounted in a line on a flat comb are .