An extensive restoration of the 27-inch Style 5 music box By Bob Caletti and Jonathan Hoyt This article describes the restoration of a 27-inch Regina upright single play music box. The music box had a lot of damage, was missing parts, and rats had gotten inside and eaten away the wood in some places. […]
How does it work?
Regina Start/Stop mechanism for non-coin operated disc music boxes On this page you can see two pictures of a 15½-inch Regina table top music box start/stop mechanism. In the first image, the spring barrel is in the stop position with the spring-loaded lever restraining the governor start/stop wire. This keeps the governor from spinning. The […]
Restoration of a 27½-inch Symphonion upright music box with 12 bells
By Bob Caletti The restoration journey detailed in this article started when I saw an ad on the bulletin board at the MBSI convention a couple of years ago in Minnesota. Marty Persky was advertising a machine for sale listing it as a 27½-inch Symphonion “Project.” He had a picture of what a restored version […]
Restoration basics: Bringing a 15½-inch Regina Music Box back to life
When disassembling a music box take pictures of every part that is removed, before and after removal. You may think you will remember all of the details when it is time to reassemble but chances are you won’t and your pictures will be an invaluable reference tool. Initial Observations Always inspect the inside of the […]
Making Crests for a 15 1/2″ Regina Changer
This article details how you might create crests for both a standard and optional clock style 15½” Regina Changer. An original crest with clock was borrowed and an original crest was supplied by myself for copying. First, you need wood. Poplar wood like that used in the original crests was purchased to make the new […]
An 18½-inch Mira Grand, mahogany, fully restored and refinished
Listen to an 18½-inch Mira Grand, mahogany, fully restored and refinished play beautiful melodies.