Full Service Repairs for All Cylinder or Disc Music Boxes, Musical Clocks, Whistlers, Bird Cages and Bird Boxes
Cylinder re-pinning with correct Swiss pin wire identical to that used by the original manufacturers, comb repairs including replacement of broken teeth and tips, lead resonators, dampers, comb tuning, gear repairs, inlay & veneer repairs, and case restoration. Damaged or missing parts replaced using correct materials to exactly match the originals. All work performed with historical accuracy and absolute faithfulness to the original makers' designs. Whatever type of music box you have, regardless of condition, you may be assured that we can bring it back to excellent playing condition. We have restored hundreds of antique cylinder boxes by Allard, Baker-Troll, George Bendon, Brémond, Conchon, Cuendet, Ducommun-Girod, Gueissaz, Jaccard, Junod, Langdorff, LeCoultre, L’Epée, Malignon, Mermod Freres, Mojon-Manger, Nicole Freres, Olbrich, Paillard, Ami Rivenc, Rzebitschek, and disc boxes including Criterion, Kalliope, Myra, New Century, Olympia, Polyphon, Regina, Stella, Symphonion and the Thorens AD30. We specialize in restoration of the unusual Capital "cuff" music box, in all three sizes. We also restore damaged or missing program cards, and can print correct design replacement cards for most 19th century manufacturers.
In addition to antique music boxes, we can also repair contemporary models whose owners may have been told were unrepairable or "not worth repairing." Our philosophy is if a music box has sentimental value to its owner, regardless of its monetary value or vintage, then it is worthy of the same degree of care and expertise in repair that a larger or more valuable antique machine should receive.
Our goal is total customer satisfaction with a properly restored music box that will provide many years of listening pleasure for present and future owners. If you have a treasured heirloom music box in your family that will not play, do not try to adjust or take it apart, because it can be seriously damaged or you may be injured. Most clock repairmen and jewelers do not have the specific knowledge or special tools to repair music boxes. It is wise to have a reputable specialist in music boxes examine it to determine the cause of the trouble and make the necessary repairs in a satisfactory manner so that additional damage will not occur. Bear in mind that expert music box repairers are few and far between in the world today. You should not expect to find them locally in your area and may need to ship or deliver your music box even several states away from where you live. Remember, this is a nearly lost art and there are very few practitioners worldwide today.
Here are a few "before & after" repair photos.