Several interesting articles will appear in May/June 2020 MBSI Mechanical Music, delivered to subscribers right around May 1, 2020.
Many of us own a Regina music box, and an article in this issue, by Harold Wade, describes two Regina disc boxes with bells. He describes how they were purchased and then restored. The Porter Music Box Company performed the restoration and was able to supply reproduction discs, which are quite rare. Since original discs are usually not good to play in “as found” condition, reproduction discs are recommended. I enjoyed reading about these relatively rare music boxes and admiring the photos.
Other interesting articles include a chapter tour-visit to a fabulous collection in Southern California, an article about relief-carved music box cases, and another great”Nickel Notes” article by Matt Jaro – this one is about using relational databases to catalog your rolls and discs. I was also fascinated by how Jay Carsman coaxed his Regina Corona 12 disc changer back to smooth operation. There is more in this excellent issue, and as an MBSI member, you will receive your copy soon. If you are not a member, consider joining MBSI and receive a New Member Discount.