These metal discs could be easily swapped out, much like a vinyl record. Pop music was suddenly affordable and immediately accessible; within weeks of a Broadway show’s debut, its most memorable musical themes were available on music-box discs. Gustave Brachhausen, foreman of the Lochmann firm, split with the company and created his own business manufacturing the “Polyphon,” perhaps the most famous disc-operated music box. In 1892, Brachhausen moved to the United States where he opened the Regina Music Box Company in Jersey City, New Jersey. Though Regina produced its own mechanical works, Brachhausen still imported discs from the Polyphon factory in Leipzig. Regina’s immediate success allowed the company to move into a larger factory space and begin producing its own musical discs by hiring additional staff from the best companies of Europe. Besides designing devices for home use, Regina created machines for public spaces which would play songs for a nickel. In 1897, Brachhaussen also developed a multi-disc musical device with an automated disc-changer, a predecessor to the jukebox. After Thomas Edison’s invention of the phonograph in 1877, music boxes eventually became obsolete due to competition with recorded music. Regina’s music box sales plummeted just after the turn of the century, and though the company attempted to diversify its manufacturing into other fields, by 1919 it was bankrupt. Most other major musical box producers were out of business by the early 1910s.

BOX: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO IRISH TRADITIONAL BUTTON By David C. Hanrahan *Mint* Lefton China Music Box 00124 Vintage Schmid Music Box, Plays ‘When Irish Eyes Are Smiling’ GUC, LOOK Guardian Angel Petite Woodgrain Music Box Plays ""Irish Lullaby"" IRISH FOLK 3 CD BOX - 60 Tracks Exc Gareth Gates ‎- Unchained Melody - CD Single Vintage Irish Cottage House Music Box Plays " When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" music boxes matched set Irish couple date unknown IRISH FAVORITES - 3 CD SET - Starlite Singers - TIN BOX Magic of Ireland [Box] [Box] by Irish Ceili Band & Singers (CD, Sep-1997, 3... Irish Favorites (Tin Box 3 Disc CD Set, 2007, Madacy) Celtic Irish Tenors 3 CD Box Set NM CANADA RARE 2007 Madacy Entertainment Various Irish Cottage Musical Dancing Galway Bay Ireland. The Folk Box. Vintage Roman Inc Floral Music Box Trinket Box "My Wild Irish Rose" Irish Cottage Music Box With Drawer Jewelry Box For Song Watch Video In Descript Various ‎– The Irish Uprising / 1916-1922 - Unplayed Box Set! Rare! 1974 Vintage Large Hoffman Mr. Harpist Irish Decanter. Music box & Original Box LENOX PORCELAIN CHURCH MUSIC BOX ST PATRICKS BLESSING PLAYS MY IRISH ROSE EUC Idolish7 1st LIVE "Road To Infinity" Blu-ray BOX -Limited... fromJAPAN Eyed Irish Seven 1st LIVE "Road To Infinity" Blu-ray BOX... From Japan SAN FRANCISCO MUSIC BOX CO IRISH CLADDAGH LOVE FRIENDSHIP LOYALTY MUSIC BOX NEW 3 CD BOX SET: BOX OF LUCK: IRISH / CELTIC COMPILATION Vintage PATRICK O’SANTA MUSIC BOX Plays When Irish Eyes Are Smiling vintage irish dancing girl st. patricks day music box napco lefton Possible Dreams CELTIC SOUNDS 9" Clothtique Irish Santa Green Music Box 713162 New Miniature Pansies Music Tote "Tune-When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" Music Box Irish Cottage Moving Dancers "I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen" Music Box VIDEO BRAY CO WICKLOW IRELAND, IRISH COTTAGE MUSIC BOX WORKING VARIOUS - Irish Party Time - CD - Box Set - **BRAND NEW/STILL SEALED** Vintage Lefton Music Box Irish Children Dancing St. Patrick’s Clover Pretti Pak Wrapped Present Gift Shaped Music Box IRISH EYES Pretti-Pak Rory Gallagher Irish Tour '74 anniversary deluxe box Lot of 6, Six inch (6in) Reel To Reel Tapes, SoundCraft, Irish 251, in box. Charlotte Church 4-CD Box Set - Voice Of An Angel, Dream A Dream, Enchantment Vintage Schmid Wooden Figure Rotating Carousel Music Box, Danny Boy, Irish Irish Shamrock Angel Music Box When Irish Eyes Are Smiling Roman Inc. 2002 Irish wood music box / plaque Bray Co. Wiclow Ireland vintage plays "Danny Boy" 3 Cd Lot The Irish Tenors Live Belfast & Legendary Irish Tenors 2 Disc Box Set Lenox Music Box-THE IRISH BLESSING LENOX IRISH BLESSING MUSIC BOX. When Irish Eyes are Smiling Gift Wrapped Paper Music Box Wind Up 2001 LA Tunes