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An extraordinary and rare 17 disc coin-operated Regina Sublima upright music box
Crafted by the Regina Music Box Company, one of the most recognized music box manufacturers
The fine oak cabinet with a glazed glass panel and gallery, holds additional discs
The sound quality of this wonderful music box is superb and the cabinet is in excellent condition
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Regina Upright Music Box

  • An extraordinary and rare 17 disc coin-operated Regina Sublima upright music box
  • Crafted by the Regina Music Box Company, one of the most recognized music box manufacturers
  • The fine oak cabinet with a glazed glass panel and gallery, holds additional discs
  • Get complete item description here
$38,500
Item No. 28-9729
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An extraordinary and rare coin-operated Regina Sublima upright music box crafted by the Regina Music Box Company, one of the most recognized music box manufacturers in the world, comes complete with 13 discs. The fine oak cabinet with a glazed glass panel and gallery, holds additional discs in a drop-down drawer at the front of the box. The sound quality of this wonderful music box is superb and the cabinet remains in excellent condition.

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An extraordinary and rare coin-operated Regina Sublima upright music box crafted by the Regina Music Box Company, one of the most recognized music box manufacturers in the world, comes complete with 13 discs. The fine oak cabinet with a glazed glass panel and gallery, holds additional discs in a drop-down drawer at the front of the box. The sound quality of this wonderful music box is superb and the cabinet remains in excellent condition.

The advent of the disc-playing musical machines in 1886 ushered in a new day for music lovers around the world. Prior to this new German invention, the only alternative to live music in the home or business was the cylinder music box. Though the sound produced by these gems was sweet, the music itself was very costly. Elaborate cylinders played a set number of airs or tunes, and once a family or business patron had tired of them, it was indeed a pricey endeavor to add cylinders to the music collection. Some cylinders cost more than most workers' entire year's wage, and the number of songs available was limited by the very nature of the complex production of the cylinders.

The disc players solved these problems. They were considerably less expensive to manufacture and much easier to produce. The musical disc players were an overnight sensation. When upper-middle-class families could enjoy these musical treasures, the music industry began to take off.

In 1894, the Regina Music Box Company was founded by Gustav Brachhausen in Rahway, New Jersey. They quickly gained national attention and acclaim for their superb music boxes and were an overwhelming success in America. Brachhausen brought with him years of experience and talents honed at the Polyphon Factory in Germany where he was in charge for years. Under his direction, the Regina Music Factory created a series of music boxes whose smooth, rich sound was unsurpassed. Even today, Regina music boxes, such as this incredible example, are considered among the very finest ever created.

Circa 1895 

70 1/2" high x 33" wide x 14 1/2" deep

Discs: 20 3/4" inches Song List: The Pettigoat Dance When the Whip - P Jor - Will Sings Angels Serenade Legende Valaque Soko Moorish March Love’s Dream After the Ball Zenda Waltzes The Ghimes of Trinity Song Tell me Pretty Maiden Song Tannhauser, O’ Thou Sublime The Gondolier Song The Singing Girl “If Only You Were Mine” Flower Song I Can’t Do That Sum, Song
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An extraordinary and rare 17 disc coin-operated Regina Sublima upright music box
Maker: Regina Music Box Co.
Period: 19th Century
Origin: America
Type: Disc Players
Depth: 14.5 Inches
Width: 33.0 Inches
Height: 70.5 Inches
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