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Music Boxes

A Swiss Music Box connects one with beauty, grace, wonder and luxury. Music Boxes are works of art, iconic gifts. Reuge has been crafting luxurious Music Boxes since 1865.

How does a Music Box work?

These musical instruments function in an astounding way with mechanically wound power turning a cylinder. The cylinder has hand inserted pins which then pluck the teeth of a comb. This comb is mounted on a sound box which amplifies the vibrations created so clearly, that it becomes a note. As the pins pluck teeth of differing lengths at pre-determined intervals at a steady tempo, the notes flow into a melody and we have music! Reuge Music Boxes have melodies ranging from classical to contemporary music. A small Music Box like Stellina will have 17 notes on 1 cylinder with 1 melody; a big cartel Music Box like Olbia will have 144 notes on 8 cylinders with 32 melodies.

Reuge Swiss Music Boxes transcended their function as a replacement of live orchestras in private homes in the 1800's. For more than a century now, Reuge Music Boxes are all about what they make one feel - they connect one with beauty, grace, wonder and luxury. Holtzhausen is sole agent to these Swiss Music Boxes in South Africa and supplies Africa with pride. Scroll Down for Music Box catalogue please.

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