The Musical Box - A Guide for Collectors including a Guide to Values
Author: Arthur W.J.G. Ord-Hume
343 pages, 330 plates, 78 figs.
This book is the definitive history of mechanical music and its instruments together with their related development and technology. It is comprehensively illustrated with diagrams of various types of musical-box mechanism, makers' trade-marks and styles of tune-sheet. A major section represents the most extensive listing of manufacturers ever published while there are also extensive lists of American and British patents, plus advice on how to form, display and maintain your collection. There is also a price and valuation guide.
Many of the finest musical boxes ever crafted are illustrated in full colour along with hundreds more in black and white.