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 Post subject: Repairing or replacing parts?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:43 pm 
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If this is the improper place to post this question, please delete and redirect me. Thank you!

I am in search of information about replacing or repairing a broken part in my music box. Photos included below.

One key or note broke off on the far left. I don't know the manufacturer or what this part is properly called in order to do a proper search. I'm reaching out to music box enthusiasts everywhere for advise. Thank you for your time.

~Jenni

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 Post subject: Re: Repairing or replacing parts?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:51 pm 
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That's called a 'Comb' Jenni. Not an easy repair.

I'm sure there are others but this chap might be able to help.
http://www.johnlewismechanicalantiques. ... epair.html

Steve


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 Post subject: Re: Repairing or replacing parts?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:48 pm 
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Thank you Steve, I'll call John and see what he can advise. My hopes are dashed quite a bit... It still plays beautifully and I wish I knew more about it!

~Jenni


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 Post subject: Re: Repairing or replacing parts?
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Jenni, Have you tried posting your question to the MMD Mechanical Music Digest? Nancy Fratti posts there and she does music box repair. I think she also has a website. There are other members of that site that do repairs.


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 Post subject: Re: Repairing or replacing parts?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:53 pm 
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Hi phonogal, yes I have reached out to Nancy and am anxious for her opinion.

~Jenni


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 Post subject: Re: Repairing or replacing parts?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:19 pm 
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numinenje wrote:
Hi phonogal, yes I have reached out to Nancy and am anxious for her opinion.

~Jenni

I'm sure someone there can help you out. It's a very nice music box and looks to have been well cared for. Good luck. Jan


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 Post subject: Re: Repairing or replacing parts?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:32 pm 
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On a side venture, is anyone able to help me translate the music page? I'm having a really hard time with the cursive. It is not friendly to my eyes. A photo below.

The Gaspaonne, waltz
?, polka
Black hussan, waltz
The Mikado, Three little Maids from School
Banbien de Siville, ? ? ?
Rigoletlo, la ? e mobile
Camen, ? ?
Mandolina, Mexican ?
Gypsy Bouon, ?
Henon, ?
Tunnbausen, ?

~Jenni

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 Post subject: Re: Repairing or replacing parts?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:55 pm 
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I can make out a few

3. Black Hussar
5. Barbier De Seville (Barber of Seville}
6 L Africaine
7 Rigoletto
8 Carmen
9 Mandolina
10 Gypsy Baron
11 Oberon
12 Tannhauser Marche


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 Post subject: Re: Repairing or replacing parts?
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This list is written mostly in French regardless what language the original titles would have been in. A few exceptions like the English title for The Mikado. Here is what I believe it what it says. The songs, except for the waltzes and, the Mexican Serenade, and the polka are arias (songs) from Opera and Operetta. A very nice selection!

1. The Gasparonne, Waltz by C. Millöcker
2. Turlutieine, Polka by Strobl
3. Black Hussar, Waltz by C. Millöcker
4. The Mikado, Three Little Maids from School by Sullivan
5. Barbier de Seville, vous voulez donner by Rossini
6. L'Africaine, Grand Air Di Nelusko by Meyerbeer
7. Rigoletto, La donna e mobile, Verdi
8. Carmen, Introduction 2nd acte by Bizet
9. Mandolina, Mexican Sérénade by Otto Langey
10. Gypsy Baron, Marche by Strauss
11. Oberon, Barcarolle by Weber
12. Tannhäuser, Marche by Wagner
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 Post subject: Re: Repairing or replacing parts?
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I believe the spelling on the second tune is "Turlutaine"; the Barber of Seville aria is "vous voulez donc"; and the name in the Meyerbeer aria seems to be "Nilusko".

Bill


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