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Regina Music Boxes
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A Brief History of Regina Music Box

According to the Musical Box Society International, a music box is an instrument which plays music by the plucking of teeth on a tuned steel comb. Most commonly found in a cabinet, usually made of wood, which contains a disc or cylinder music box movement.   Music boxes became very popular in the 1700ís in both Europe and America.  However one of the most popular music boxes from the Regina Company did not come into existence in the United States until around 1892. 

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Gustav Brachhausen of the Polyphon Company came to America and to establish the company.  In the beginning the Regina music boxes were beautiful boxes made in America but the inner workings were really from the Polyphon Company.  By 1894, the boxes were pretty much an American product with combs and motors that were being produced in Rahway, New Jersey.  What made Regina music boxes special, besides their crisp and rich sound was the fact that the music disks were interchangeable with other Regina boxes. Even after the phonograph was invented, Regina continued to make certain types of music boxes and continued production until about 1920.  Although most of us know the name Regina, we mostly associate the name with vacuum cleaners because they later morphed into that business.

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