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Title: Regina Disc Box
Name: Music Box with Disks
Date: 1890-1899
Medium: Mahogany wood with metal parts and disks. Paper label.
Dimensions: 20 x 22 x 12 in. (50.8 x 55.9 x 30.5 cm) Other (Disks): 15 1/2 in. (15 1/2 in.)
Classification: Musical Instruments
Credit Line: Gift of John R. Larew. In the permanent collection, Farm House Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: UM2013.54a-k
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Regina Music Box - Regina's music boxes were their original product, and they had an 80-90% share of the market at the company's peak. Regina music boxes use a flat metal disc, as opposed to a cylinder. Sizes ranged from 8.5 - 27 inches. The boxes were renowned for the rich tone, and they used a double set of tuned teeth.