"The Wedding of the Reuben and the Maid"


This music box disc was made by Regina Music Box Co. in Rahway, New Jersey, around 1901-1902. It is Regina Disc #1881 - "The Wedding of the Reuben and the Maid," music by Maurice Levi and lyrcis by Harry Bache Smith. This disc is playable in a Regina Disc Music Box that can accommodate a 15-1/2” diameter disc.

This disc features the following patents:

U. S. Patent #417649, dated December 17, 1889 by Oskar Paul Lochmann for a music plate for mechanical instruments.

U. S. Patent #500374, dated June 27, 1893 by Gustav A. Brachhausen and Paul Riessner for a note-plate for music boxes.

Manufacturing Date: 1901-1902

Manufacturer: Regina Music Box Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Jersey, Rahway

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Credit Line: Gift of R. Claben

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.378567.09Catalog Number: 378567.09Accession Number: 144168

Object Name: music box disc

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 15 1/2 in; 39.37 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-4212-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_607925

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