By the late 1800s, music boxes were built with removable cylinders whose tunes could be changed by replacing specially designed drawers. Finally, in 1885, Paul Lochmann created a music box called the “Symphonion” using a flat metal disc that rotated on a turntable. 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.

Vintage otagiri music box, Bear In Chair Reading With Cat, As Time Goes By. Heritage Musical Porcelain Doll Curly Blonde Hair Pink As Time Goes By NEW w/box Sweet Embrace Heart Shaped Porcelain Music Box "As Time Goes By" Kiss Fedura Flo Vintage George & Martha Washington With Sheep "As Time Goes By" Bell Music Box Vintage 8 Record Box Set The Lively Years As Time Goes By GREAT [email protected]@K San Francisco Music Box Christmas Cardinal Figurine "As Time Goes By" Vintage ANRI Handcrafted Wooden Music Box Playing "As Time Goes By" Broken Parts VINTAGE Music Box Plays "AS TIME GOES BY" shape of a clock hands move to music As Time Goes By - Various Artists Charly Records Import 2 Disc CD Album Box Set Vintage ANRI Handcrafted Wooden Music Box Playing "As Time Goes By" Broken Parts 1980’s Vintage Schmid Beatrix Potter Mr. Jeremy Fisher Music Box As Time Goes By Wood Music 1984 Telephone GG Corpoation Music “ As Time Goes By” Dept 56 Winter Silhouettes FATHER TIME: "AS TIME GOES BY" MUSIC BOX 78589 Neil Diamond As Time Goes By The Movie Album Long Box Double Cassette Rare 1998 DISNEY STORE MICKEY MOUSE MILLENNIUM AS TIME GOES BY WATER GLOBE MUSIC BOX 2000 Reuge Music Box Made in Italy BEAUTIFUL "As Time Goes By" Birdhouse Garden Floral Waterglobe Music Box ~ Plays "As Time Goes By" Vintage & Rare CERAMIC UNCLE SAM BEAR MUSIC BOX-Plays “AS TIME GOES BY”-Wind Up Heritage House Carousel Horse Melodies County Fair Collection As Time Goes By Dreamsicles Music Box "Rise and Shine" plays "As Time Goes By" Heritage House "As Time Goes By" Rocking Horse Music Box Collectors 1989 Schmid Music Box White Ceramic Upside Down Cupid Plays As Time Goes By Enchanted Evening Porcelain Barbie Doll 1995 Music Box “As Time Goes By” Enesco Vintage Anri Music Box “As Time Goes By” JOHNNIE RAY AS TIME GOES BY 7" PROMOTIONAL RECORD BOX 7 Franklin Mint Porcelain Music Trinket Ring Box1984Romantic Songs As Time goes by Bryan Ferry - As Times Goes By (jewel box) CD [18] (EX/EX) Otagiri Dalmatian Dog and Pup Fireman Hat Music Box Plays "As Time Goes By" Old fashioned radio music box, plays As time goes by SAN FRANCISCO MUSIC BOX Cardinal Figurine WINTER CHRISTMAS "As Time Goes By" BOX Vintage Disney 2000 Mickey Millennium Music Box Snow Globe "As Time Goes By" Music Trinket Box Love Songs To Remember Porcelain1990 Plays " As Time Goes By" Otagiri Dalmatian Dog And Puppy Fireman Hat Music Box Plays "As Time Goes By" Vintage ANRI Italy Hand Carved Wood MUSIC BOX Rotating Boy Girl As Time Goes By REUGE Music Box Floral Guitar Inlaid Wood Swiss Movement "As Time Goes By" As time goes by, punched paper strip for 30 note music box Sankyo Music Box Movements 18 notes w/key Discontinued tunes holiday and more! Enchanted Evening Porcelain Barbie Doll 1995 Music Box “As Time Goes By” Enesco 1984 Franklin Porcelain "As Time Goes By" Musical Trinket Box Romantic Songs Vtg Otagiri Music Box BASS TROUT FISH "AS TIME GOES BY" JAPAN Porcelain Heritage House Floral Porcelain Plays As Time Goes By Music Box Heritage House Classics Songs of Love As Time Goes By Trinket Music Box NIB COA