Regina Disc Music Box

Regina Disc Music Box

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This music box was made by Regina Music Box Co. in Rahway, New Jersey, around 1899-1900. It is a Disc-Changing Orchestral Corona model No. 33, serial #47649. The music box has a double comb of 86 teeth. The music box plays 27” diameter perforated metal discs. The Orchestral Corona model No. 33 can play up to 12 discs sequentially. There are 2 hand cranked springs, one to turn the disc and one to run the changing mechanism. Accessioned with matching base on castors, with two doors in the front revealing 6 sliding drawers for storing discs (MI.72.25.01) and 56, 27” diameter discs (MI.72.26.01- MI.72.26.56)

This music box features the following patents:

U. S. Patent #417650, dated December 17, 1889, by Oskar Lochmann for a damping device for music boxes.

U. S. Patent #474520, dated May 10, 1892, by Samuel Cuendet for improvements in musical boxes.

U. S. Patent #500370, dated June 27, 1893, by Gustav Brachhausen for a damping device for music boxes.

U. S. Patent #500371, dated June 27, 1893, by Gustav Brachhausen and Paul Riessner for improvements in music boxes.

U. S. Patent #500372, dated June 27, 1893, by Gustav Brachhausen and Paul Riessner for a governor.

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

U. S. Patent #538033, dated April 23, 1895, by Gustav Brachhausen for a winding mechanism.

U. S. Patent #547838, dated October 15, 1895, by Gustav Brachhausen for a note disk or sheet.

U. S. Patent #547839, dated October 15, 1895, by Gustav Brachhausen for a spring motor

U. S. Patent #569233, dated October 13, 1896, by Ernst Paul Reissner for improvements in mechanical instruments.

U. S. Patent #577835, dated March 2, 1897, by Gustav Brachhausen for a star-wheel standard for music boxes.

U. S. Patent #579208, dated March 23, 1897, by Alfred Wolff for a winding crank.

U. S. Patent #547838, dated October 15, 1895, by Gustav Brachhausen for a new and improved note disk or sheet.

U. S. Patent #547839, dated October 15, 1895, by Gustav Brachhausen for a spring motor.

U. S. Patent #569233, dated October 13, 1896, by Ernst Paul Riessner for improvements in mechanical musical instruments.

U. S. Patent #577835, dated March 2, 1897, by Gustav Brachhausen for a star-wheel standard for music boxes.

U. S. Patent #579208, dated March 23, 1897, by Alfred Wolff for a winding crank.

U. S. Patent #593759, dated November 16, 1897, by Gustav Brachhausen for a governor.

U. S. Patent #593760, dated November 16, 1897, by Gustav Brachhausen a for governor.

U. S. Patent #593761, dated November 16, 1897, by Gustav Brachhausen for improvements in steel-comb musical instruments.

U. S. Patent #595366, dated December 14, 1897, by Gustav Brachhausen for improvements in music boxes that employ note-disks.

U. S. Patent #596393, dated December 28, 1897, by Gustav Brachhausen for improvements in automatic musical instruments.

U. S. Patent #621025, dated March 14, 1899, by Gustav Brachhausen for improvements in automatic musical instruments.

U. S Patent #621318, dated March 21, 1899 by Gustav Brachhausen for a catch.

U. S. Patent #628919, dated July 18, 1899, by Gustav Brachhausen for a governor mechanism.

U. S. Patent #637367, dated November 21, 1899, by Gustav Brachhausen for a note-disk music box.

U. S. Patent #637368, dated November 21, 1899, by Gustav Brachhausen for a governor.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
music box
date made
1899-1900
maker
Regina Music Box Company
Regina Music Box Company
place made
United States: New Jersey, Rahway
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 64 1/2 in x 37 1/2 in x 24 in; 163.83 cm x 95.25 cm x 60.96 cm
ID Number
MI.72.25
catalog number
72.25
accession number
299195
299195
Credit Line
Gift of John H. Bacon
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National Museum of American History
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