Listen to 19th Century Swiss musical box
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Listen to 19th Century Swiss musical box

Switzerland developed a thriving industry manufacturing music boxes in the 19th Century - but most of the companies that produced them have now disappeared.

This Mandolin-style cylinder musical box by Paillard Vaucher Fils of Saint-Croix, Switzerland, was made around 1880 and plays four airs.

Recording courtesy of Alison Biden, president of the Musical Box Society of Great Britain.

  • 13 Dec 2015