Friday, August 28, 2015

Polyphon, a Very Big Music Box

Have you ever heard of a polyphon? 

The Vermont Country Store has one that was made in 1890 near the Austrian border of Switzerland.

There are huge hand-punched round discs in the bottom section that produce the sounds.

It's similar to a life-sized music box and is so pleasant to hear.

Isn't it fun to go places and see new things? 

  Such excursions add to the enjoyment of life.



Chatty Crone said...

I have never heard of one of those to be honest - interesting tho - I like to learn new things. Yes I like music boxes.

diane.stetson said...

I love music boxes and once went to a museum that held all kinds so I did see one of those polythons there. I have a very small collection of music boxes in my living room.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I love the sweet sound of music boxes. This one is amazing!

All4 Barbie said...

Hello from Spain: I like very much music boxes. I have not music boxes but I like very much. Nice pics. Keep in touch

Rebecca said...

Yes, I do! (Although there seems to be a certain environment in which I like their sound better than others.....)

Eva Marie O'Brien said...

It is so detailed, a real handiwork. Love it!

janice15 said...

I have seen one I think at the cliff house museum here in San Francisco.. this looks wonderful.. Happy weekend Susan with love Janice

Linda O'Connell said...

They have the most lovely sound. You find some interesting things.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Wow Susan, that is one big music box! How cool. That shop looks really neat too!
Thanks so much for your recent visit and comment on my chandelier and pup post. Glad you like the chandy!
Have a great week,

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