Music boxes were also hidden within table-top snuff containers inlaid with gold, pearls, and ivory. The key to the music boxes' portability was a tuned steel comb, invented in 1796 by Antoine Favre in Switzerland’s clock-making region, La Vallée de Joux. The first steel combs were made from varying lengths of metal arranged in a curving fan-shape. As the pins on a rotating cylinder struck the teeth of the comb, notes were produced. Much like early musical clocks, these machines were spring-wound. In 1810, David LeCoultre, of the famous LeCoultre watch-making family, designed a brass cylinder to play notes on a straight length of tuned steel teeth. Longer cylinders could be pinned for multiple tunes and adjusted laterally to switch between songs. A few years later, Francois Nicole, of the famous Nicole Frères firm, created a steel hairspring damper to soften the ring of each note, and the modern music box was born. However, it wasn’t until 1875 that the first music box factory was opened by the Paillard company in St. Croix, Switzerland. Previously, all music boxes were produced through smaller cottage-industry operations using the skills of different craftspeople to assemble a complete product.

Orpheus Steampunk Robot Music Box 3D Wooden Puzzle AM601 Laser Cut ROKR NIB ROBOTIME 3D Wooden Puzzle Robot Toy Wheel Music Box Model Building Kit Xmas Gift 3D Wooden Puzzles Music Box Model Building Kit for Adults and Teens to Build Magic of Andrew Lloyd Webber [Box] by Orlando Pops Orchestra (CD, Jun-1997, 3 D… Vintage MUSICAL WALL PLAQUE Music Box Hummel Style Wood & 3D Chalkware WORKS! 3D Wooden Puzzles DIY Music Box Grand Ferris Wheel Model Kits 3D Wooden Puzzles Music Box Model Building Kit for Adults Wood Trick Halloween Wooden Music Box Kit - Addams Melody - w/Red Light - 3D Woo Style 3D High Speed Storm Train Toy Lights Musical Special Lighting Effect + Box WORLD WILDLIFE FUND 3D 1992 WILLITTS DESIGNS STRANGLER FIG MUSIC BOX 76/9500 ELVIS PRESLEY RED HAND CRAFTED CHRISTMAS GLASSORNAMENT 3"D-NEW IN BOX Rotation Music Box with Colorful LED Lights, 3D Metal Puzzle Forest Rhapsody Star Wars - Rare Trilogy CD Box Set - 3D Holographic Covers - EX/NM 3D Wooden Puzzles Music Box Model Building Kit for Adults Projection LED Light-3D Crystal Ball Music Box Luminous Rotating Musical Moon Baby Einstein: Baby Santas Music Box (DVD) Biohazard Damnation Blu-ray in 3D Super Tyrant Figure BOX 1PC 3D Wooden Puzzle Piano Music Box Model Kits Toys for Children Toy Gifts DIY Music Box Building Kits - 3D Wooden Puzzle Best Gift for City in the Sky 3D Vintage Wooden Gramophone Music Box Retro Home Ornament Craft Kids DIY Gifts Perfume: Cling Cling (2014) CD DVD 40p BOOKLET JAPAN LIMITED BOX SET 3D COVER 3D Printing Colour Pattern Wooden Cajon hand Box Drum Percussion Musical Inst... 3D Wooden Puzzle Music Box Hand Crank Wood Musical Treasure Box DIY Self N2J8 H-3D 3.5mm Wireless bluetooth Audio Stereo Music Receiver DSP Audio Receiver Box The Hobbit Trilogy Blu-Ray 3D - In Good Condition - BOX SET- FREE SHIPPING!!!!! 3D Wooden Puzzle Music Box with Compartments Box Mechanical F8M2 Mystery Flower Für Elise Wooden Music Box Kit - Keepsake & Jewelry Box - 3D 3D Wooden Puzzle Music Box Hand Crank Wood Musical Treasure Box DIY Self V5E5 3D Wooden Puzzle Music Box with Compartments Box Mechanical P8U5 3D Wooden Puzzle Music Box Hand Crank Wood Musical Treasure Box DIY Self X2G4 3D Wooden Puzzle Music Box Hand Crank Wood Musical Treasure Box DIY Self L7F8 MEGADETH - WARCHEST - 4 CDs + 1 LIVE DVD SPECIAL EDITION 3D BOX SET VERY RARE! 3D Wooden Puzzle Music Box Hand Crank Wood Musical Treasure Box DIY Self Q1Y1 3D Wooden Puzzle Music Box with Compartments Box Mechanical M0G0 3D Wooden Puzzle Music Box Hand Crank Wood Musical Treasure Box DIY Self P9X6 3D Wooden Puzzle Music Box Hand Crank Wood Musical Treasure Box DIY Self H6O7 3D Wooden Puzzle Music Box Hand Crank Wood Musical Treasure Box DIY Self I9P4 ROBOTIME 3D Wooden Puzzle DIY Music Box Kit to Build Colorful Rotating Wood C... 3D Wooden Puzzle Music Box Hand Crank Wood Musical Treasure Box DIY Self Y3Y7 3D Wooden Puzzle Music Box Hand Crank Wood Musical Treasure Box DIY Self G5E1 3D Wooden Puzzle Music Box Hand Crank Wood Musical Treasure Box DIY Self P7Y1 3D Wooden Puzzle Music Box with Compartments Box Mechanical O0O9