The A D Cunliffe Cylinder Musical Box Register

This register of cylinder musical boxes has been compiled by its originator, Arthur Cunliffe, over a period of more than 40 years, and contains details of over 11,000 individual cylinder musical boxes.  These details include, where known, the make, type, date, serial and gamme numbers, musical repertoire, dimensions and descriptions of the boxes and additional notes of any unusual features.

Maintained by the Registrar of The Musical Box Society of Great Britain, it is a unique record of data, and is not only an invaluable research tool, but can assist with reporting and recovering stolen property.  From the information held it is often possible to determine the date, make and place of manufacture of a box if this is otherwise unknown, and to identify the tunes where a tune sheet is lacking.

Researchers with a query for the register should contact the registrar, below.

Registration is anonymous and no record is kept of the person owning/registering a box.

To register a box and obtain its unique identifying registration number send a completed form to:-

The Registrar
MBSGB
c/o Grange Musical Collection
Old Bury Road
Palgrave, DISS
Norfolk
IP22 1AZ

 

 The form can be downloaded as a Word document or as a PDF file below.

Word file - click to download

PDF file - click to download

For other queries about the register, contact register@mbsgb.org.uk