Mechanical Music Through the Ages

A collection of Mechanical Music and Arcade Machines – highlighting examples of the development in mechanical entertainment over time.

George Baker & Co. Telephone 1918 – (Switzerland)

The 2 tune music box in the miniature wall telephone is activated by lifting the telephone receiver. The crank handle winds the spring and rings the bell like a telephone of the same period. George Baker was an important and prolific music box maker. Many of his larger music boxes bring high prices at auctions due to their quality and slick appearance.