Mechanical Music Through the Ages

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

Symphonion Table Top 1880 – (Germany)

The size of these particular music boxes meant that they found their way into many homes all over the world. Their small disc size of 19.5cm on a single pivot with one drive hole and cranked from the right hand side, meant that they took up only a small footprint in the home, but gave a surprisingly big sound for its size. This particular model has a manual disc brake and sliding start lever at the front.