Music Box And Key
The invention of the comb and cylinder music box is accredited to the Swiss watchmaker Antoine Favre-Salomon in 1796. In the nineteenth century Geneva became an important center for music box production. The melody is produced when a rotating cylinder with projecting pins strikes the teeth of a steel comb.
It is credited
From the collection of Mrs. Lathrop C. Harper.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 11.1 × 40.6 × 12.1 cm (4 3/8 in. × 16 in. × 4 3/4 in.)
Cite this object as
Music Box And Key; wood, brass, printed paper; H x W x D: 11.1 × 40.6 × 12.1 cm (4 3/8 in. × 16 in. × 4 3/4 in.); From the collection of Mrs. Lathrop C. Harper; 1957-165-1-a,b
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Ellen DeGeneres Selects.