Reg Smith Antique Music Box Repairs and Restorations

Precision Repairs for Antique and Modern Cylinder and Disc Music Boxes

Cylinder re-pinning services using the correct Swiss pin wire as used by the original manufacturers, comb repairs including replacement of broken teeth and tips, replacement of corroded lead resonators, dampers, comb tuning, gear repairs, inlay & veneer repairs, and case restoration.  Damaged or missing parts replaced using the proper materials to exactly match the originals. All work is performed to the very finest standards with historical accuracy and absolute faithfulness to the original makers' designs. Whatever type of music box you have, we can bring it back to superb playing condition. We specialize in fine cylinder boxes by Allard, Baker-Troll, George Bendon, Brémond, Conchon, Cuendet, Ducommun-Girod, Langdorff, Lecoultre, Lochmann, L’Epée, Malignon, Mermod Frères, Henri Metert, Nicole Frères, Olbrich, Paillard, Rivenc, Rzebitschek, and all disc boxes including Criterion, Kalliope, Myra, New Century, Olympia, Polyphon, Regina, Stella, Symphonion and the popular Thorens AD30 disc players.  We also specialize in restoration of Capital "Cuff" type music boxes, in all three sizes, musical clocks and vintage phonographs. 

         Paillard Sublime Harmonie, fully restored.

We also repair contemporary music boxes, whose owners may have been told they were non-repairable or "not worth repairing."  However, our philosophy is that if a music box has sentimental value to its owner, regardless of its monetary value or vintage, then it deserves the same degree of care and expertise in repair that a larger or more valuable antique machine should receive. To that end, we have been very successful in bringing many treasured family heirloom music boxes back to life so that the next generations can enjoy and appreciate them.  

Our goal is complete customer satisfaction with a properly restored music box that will provide years of listening enjoyment for present and future generations.  If you have a treasured music box in your family that no longer plays, do not try to adjust or take it apart, because doing so could cause serious damage. Many local clock repairmen and jewelers do not have the requisite knowledge, experience or special tools to repair music boxes.  It is prudent to have a reputable music box specialist examine it to determine the trouble and make the necessary repairs in a satisfactory manner so that additional damage does not occur.  You should not expect to find qualified music box repair in your local area and may need to ship or deliver your music box even several states away from where you live.  If you are considering having a music box refurbished, please call so that we may discuss your particular instrument, and we can then make arrangements either for pickup or shipping.  I have a procedure for preparation and packing your instrument which, if followed, will make its journal here as safe as possible.  If you are located within a reasonable driving distance from North Georgia, we may be able to arrange to meet and pick up your music box.   All repairs are guaranteed, and we can provide references from delighted previous clients.  

We occasionally may have various restored antique music boxes available for sale, and are always seeking non-working, unrestored music boxes.  Please call or email.

Telephone (706) 540-8976 or email ""

Below are a few "before & after" repair examples:    

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