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Kalliope Disk Music Box

Made by: Kalliope

19th Century


ca. 1896

In 1895, Leipzig-based Kalliope Musikwerke began producing a large number of disc-type music boxes. In the 1880s, Paul Lochmann, founder of the Symphonion Company, developed the gear-mechanism for disc music boxes–launching an industry for reproducible music with easily changeable songs.

This unit features song-specific 20.5 inch discs and 12 cup-shaped bells for the upper pitches. 

Disk music box
Disk Storage Cabinet
20.5 inch disks-assorted