Sound & Hearing

Giant Rhythm King

GIANT RHYTHM KING is a huge reproduction of a traditional music box which clearly shows how it functions. The idea of a self playing music box was first developed from the carillon bell towers used in Europe where a rotating barrel, pinned with cogs in certain positions, would move hammers to strike tuned bells at the proper time to produce music. The next invention that made the music box possible was the tuned steel music note, or tooth. in the late 18th century. The invention led to a new industry throughout Europe and America. The cylinder music box industry flourished until the late 1800's when a new invention was developed for the market, the interchangeable disc music box.