Kevin McElhone released
this information about his new book.
After five and a
half years work on top of the fifteen years compiling
tune lists, I am pleased
to announce that the book The Disc Musical Box
is now ready.
page book plus DVD is to celebrate 50 years of The Musical Box
Great Britain M.B.S.G.B. and is a hardback A4 book, size of
12 inches by 8-1/2
inches, printed in _full_ colour throughout on gloss
1. A brief description and an overview of their history
2. Descriptions of the instruments - history and models are described.
Table of models - over 1,600 found.
4. Serial numbers - of over 1,500 surviving
instruments - can you add more ?
5. Tuning Scales - over 170 of those most
6. Identification of discs - over 350 types.
7. Tune lists
- four lists in the book, the rest will be on MBSGB web site.
8. Case lid
and cabinet pictures - over 400 different.
9. Patents - over 650 listed with
web sites for further study.
10. Storage of discs or music sheets.
are over 1,700 illustrations in the book.
Costs and Notes on Currency Conversion
2. Makers of New Discs, Bins, Instruments
3. Further Reading
4. Mechanical Music Societies
6. Finding and Buying a Disc Musical Box
7. Sources used
during preparation of this book
Index of Illustrations.
The DVD contains
A. 466 pages of scans of original makers catalogues
211 pages of scanned makers tune lists.
C. 5 tune lists which are searchable
in PDF form
D. 1,600 musical box models searchable in PDF form
illustrations which would not fit in the book.
The cost is £55 to
non-members of MBSGB + Shipping -- please send your
address for a quote. However,
if you join for £24 a year UK / Europe
or £32 a year rest of world
you will get £5 off the price of the book.
See the Society web site
if you want to join. The membership fee has
remained unchanged for over 10
years so is quite a bargain.
The price does not include shipping -- please
give your address for an
inclusive price quote. PayPal is available if you
pay their 5% fees.
Also IBAN bank transfer or UK £ sterling cheque,
and other payment
methods available, please ask.
Multiple copies, even
two, will see a reduction in shipping costs per
book. Perhaps you could you
order an extra one for a friend or
collector nearby and share the postage.
Please ask for a special deal
on multiple copies for re-sale by a commercial
business or museum.
Nancy Fratti has agreed to sell _signed_ copies so anyone
in USA should
contact her directly:
to all other locations should contact me in the UK.
Kevin McElhone, Membership
email: kevin_mcelhone [at] btinternet.com
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