Mechanical Music Through the Ages

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

Organita Improved 1882 – (USA)

The Organita was developed by the Massachusetts Organ Co. and was “improved” by virtue of its 5 bellows, full sized cabinet organ reeds, improved automatic shut-off and a double expression swell, activated either side of the instrument – front and rear. The music was from perforated cardboard and was sold by the foot at 4 cents per foot.