DAVID G. HENRY, SR. - PATENT ATTORNEY * PATENT, TRADEMARK & COPYRIGHT LITIGATION ATTORNEY * INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW PROFESSOR * IP and EXPORT CONTROL CONSULTANT
1978, when Priscilla and I were shopping for the few things that we could
afford for our first married Christmas, we came across a record album of
Christmas music played on Victorian era music boxes. The album cost us $1
at a discount store. The sound I heard on this album was like nothing that I had heard
before. We and our family have listened to recordings from this album during every
holiday season since 1978.
Immediately after first hearing the magical sound
of these amazing machines in 1978, life goals quickly came to include (some day)
owning such a box. Just this past year, I located a man in Chicago who
restores antique music boxes, and quickly acquired the one pictured to the
left. This is a Regina brand, 15.5" disc box, manufactured in 1892.
is a link to hear an mp3 recording of some Christmas music played on our music
box. I will post more numbers later.