Previously, all music boxes were produced through smaller cottage-industry operations using the skills of different craftspeople to assemble a complete product. These early musical contraptions were an expensive luxury item favored by the aristocracy, primarily playing hymns and operatic songs. Later versions added mechanical automata to their complex musical tunes for increasingly magical effects. 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.

Gone With The Wind "Say You're Going to Marry Me" Music Box Rhett & Scarlett Gone with the Wind San Francisco Music Box Carriage Figurine Rhett & Scarlett Gone With The Wind music box NRFB 1991 GONE WITH THE WIND San Francisco Music Box Co. Rhett & Scarlett on Bench Vintage 1987 Franklin Mint 'Gone With the Wind' Porcelain Jewelry Music Box  Gone with the Wind Music Box "Tara's Theme" Heirloom Tradition - Limited Edition Gone With The Wind - Scarlett -Dave Grossman - Music Figurine - Orig. Packaging VINTAGE 'GONE WITH THE WIND' HEIRLOOM TRADITION LIMITED EDITION MUSIC BOX W.L. George Gone with the Wind Music Box 1992 Vintage San Francisco Music Box Co, GONE WITH THE WIND, Scarlett Red Dress W/Box Gone With The Wind Porcelain Music Box Gone With The Wind - Dave Grossman - "Mammie" Figurine/Music Box w/paperwork GONE WITH THE WIND Scarlett Figurine San Francisco Music Box - TARA'S THEME Vintage Gone With the Wind Collectible Set Figure, Music Box, Bell 2000 Scarlett and Rhett Gone With The Wind Music Box A6336 Ardleigh Elliott GONE WITH THE WIND 1993 LOT OF 2 MUSIC BOXES RHETT AND SCARLETT SET FIGURINES Vintare Rare ‘Gone With The wind’ Heirloom Tradition Limited Edition Music Box Scarlett and Rhett Gone with the Wind Music Boxes Ardleigh Elliot -1994 W.L. George Fine China GONE WITH THE WIND "The Proposal" Music Boxes Numbered Gone with the Wind San Francisco Music Box Scarlett & Rhett bench stored in box San Francisco Music Box Company, Gone With the Wind Music Box - Tara's Theme GONE WITH THE WIND "SCARLETT'S RESOLVE" MUSIC BOX by WILLIAM CHAMBERS Gone With The Wind Vintage Music Box Scarlett / Rhett by W. Chambers1992 LTD Gone With The Wind Music Box Domed Staircase Scene Figurine Gone With The Wind "What I Want For Bonnie"Music Box VHTF Vintage 1987 Franklin Mint GONE WITH THE WIND White Porcelain Jewelry Music Box Vintage Gone With the Wind Rhett Butler Heirloom music box with COA Works READ Gone With The Wind Musical Jewelry Box Gone With the Wind Scarlett O'hara Heirloom Music Box with COA #273 Gone With The Wind: Scarlett At 12 Oaks Ltd Ed & Num. Music Box GONE WITH THE WIND "THE BURNING OF ATLANTA" MUSIC BOX by WILLIAM CHAMBERS Gone With the Wind Snow Globe Music Box Gone With The Wind Wood Music San Francisco Music Box Co. EUC Gone With The Wind Music Box The Heirloom Tradition 2226/15000 Limited Edition Gone With the Wind Rhett Butler Heirloom Tradition Limited Ed. music box w/ COA Rhett And Bonnie Riding Lesson “Gone With The Wind” San Francisco Music Box GWTW GONE WITH THE WIND SAN FRANCISCO SCARLETT HONEYMOON MUSIC BOX, FIGURINE  Waterglobe San Francisco Music Box "Gone With The Wind" Rhett & Scarlett 1995  Gone With the Wind Clock Turner Ent. Company Music Box Scarlett O'Hara In Bookkeeper Dress Gone With The Wind San Francisco Music Box W F George China - Gone With the Wind - Scarlett at Twelve Oaks - Music Box Hallmark Keepsake Ornament 2017 Gone With The Wind Tara's Theme Original Box