Disk Music Boxes  and Interchangeables
by Reuge and Others
Quality craftsmanship....and charm

REUGE MANUFACTURES TWO SIZES OF DISK MUSIC BOX MOVEMENTS (4.5" & 11")  
SCROLL FURTHER FOR 11" ALSO, SCROLL FURTHER FOR A LIST OF TUNES.  
YOU MAY SELECT THE DISKS THAT WILL PLAY FROM OUR TUNE LIST.

CLICK  on graphics or underlined titles below to get more detail on each item

The Simplicity 

a disk music box that plays 4 1/2 inch disks

This most handsome box includes a starter set of six  4.5" disks (you select the disks).  It is handcrafted from burl elm and measures 10.5" x 7.5" x 3".     Collect other disks!

The Musician

"The Musician"  measures 12.5" x 8" x 4".  An exquisite  inlaid box,  is available as shown,  in a natural two tone wood case (PA) or with wood tones reversed (OL) It has a high gloss finish, with a brass fixture inside lid to hold an included collection of' six 4.5" size disks (you select the disks). Many other disks are available.

The Treasure Chest

"The Treasure Chest"   13.25" x 8.25" x 8.5" is impeccably handcrafted in Italy from burl elm, rosewood and other precious woods in an elegant matte finish. Beautiful marquetry adorns the lid and all four sides. It plays 4.5" disks and there are 9 slots to store your favorites. To begin your collection, six disks are included (you may select your favorite tunes).

The Bare Essencials

Simple Ash Wood Player

"The Bare Essencials"   9.25 x 6.5 x 4" is made of simple ash wood with a glass lid to show the mechanism. It plays 4.5" disks.  To begin your collection, one disk is included.  SPECIAL (you get to select 6 disks with this box, for a limited time).

The "Kalliope"

Simple Ash Wood Player

This Original German "Kalliope" disc player has accompanying bells.  The case shown is made of solid walnut with carved details.  Plays 9.5" disks.  To begin your collection, 3 disks are included (you may select the 3).  You can also see the details of the bell mechanism on the bottom right section of the picture.

11" DISK MOVEMENT

The Baroque

The elegant  "Baroque"  measures 17" x 15" x 91/2".   It is handcrafted in Italy from burl elm, rosewood and other precious woods with a matte finish. Impeccable inlay of musical instruments adorns the lid and all sides. Movement is wound by a hand-crank. The matching table has a large drawer where disks may be stored.  Five disks are supplied with the set (music box and table).  Two disks are supplied when the music box is purchased alone.  You may select the disks.

The Baroque Matching Table (table only).  A matching table that measures 20" x 18" x  32".

Notes of Interest :  The disk musical movement was invented in 1870 in Germany, and was the forerunner of the phonograph, and the modern-day compact disk. At the time of its invention, the disk movement caused quite a crisis among the manufacturers of cylinder musical movements. The advantage, of  course, was that many different pieces could be played on the same instrument. To counteract the competition from the new disk music boxes, the interchangeable cylinder music box was invented, allowing multiple cylinders to be played on the same comb.

Nowadays many collectors worldwide share a passion for disk music boxes.   In 1986 Reuge took over production of disk movements from Thorens, a name well-known in the United States and around the world for its excellent music boxes.

The Old World
New from Reuge this exquisite ensemble is an "Interchangeable."  We are working on a page for only music boxes with interchangeable cylindars but until it is up and running, we thought you might like a preview of this one.  This is not linked as yet so please email us for further information  info@themusichouse.com.

Tune List
Reuge & Romance Disks   ( 4 1/2"  ,   9 1/2"  or  11" )
 (Click on the Underlined disk sizes)
An extensive tune list is available, please refer to the tune list.  Each  Reuge disk is nickel-plated and is supplied in a artful cardboard sleeve for protection.

Tunes for Reuge Music Boxes.  A Quality product from Reuge Music.  A complete listing of Reuge nickle-plated discs which are available in 4 1/2" and 11 " diameter sizes. These discs will play on the Reuge and Romance Music Boxes.

All discs are made from high quality nickle-plated steel. In the 4 1/2" disks, if a Reuge disk is not available, there might be a Romance (made by Reuge) disk available.  

When ordering a disc music box from us, six (6) disks come "free" with the box.  
ORDER EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS TUNES.


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