Publications

Over the years the Society has published a number of books, most of which are still in print, and available exclusively through MBSGB. These are valuable reference works for the collector or enthusiast and serious researcher alike.

The society also publishes it quarterly journal The Music Box
All pre-2019 issues of The Music Box can be searched  HERE

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Supplement to the Organette Book (originally published in 2002)
compiled and edited by Kevin McElhone

Liberally illustrated in colour throughout with additional pictures and lists of Models, Patents, Tune Lists and Tuning Scales together with sections on Trade and Advertising Cards and a combined index of images in the original book and its supplement

Price now reduced to £20 plus p&p
If you don't already have the original Organette Book, see below for our SPECIAL OFFER

 

 

The Organette Book

by Kevin McElhone

(Celebrating Musical Box Society of Great Britain’s 40th anniversary)
A concise listing of all known self-playing portable reed organs. Over 560 models, 440 pages, 770 pictures and diagrams, including colour section. Tuning scales, restoration tips, history of makers and much more.
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Although out of print, the original Organette Book is now available as a DOWNLOAD to purchasers of the new Supplement to the Organette book.  The prices as shown include cost of the supplement including postage, plus the cost of the download.  Please choose the option applicable to your POSTAL REGION, then click PURCHASE followed by CHECKOUT and you will then be forwarded to the checkout and PayPal for payment.  On completion you will receive an e-mail with a link to download the original book.  The Supplement will be posted to you within a few days.

 

 

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Supplement to The Disc Musical Box (originally published in 2012)
                 compiled and edited by Kevin McElhone

Liberally illustrated in colour throughout with additional pictures and lists of Models, Patents, Tune Lists and Serial Numbers together with a combined index of images in the original book and its supplement

Price now reduced to £25 plus p&p

 

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Buy the Disc Musical Box Book & Supplement together

                                    & save £15
         Bargain discounted price for both books now
                                   £50 + p&p

The Disc Musical Box Book

by Kevin McElhone

Published in the MBSGB 50th anniversary year, this 500+ page A4 size book is a compendium of information about disc musical boxes, their makers and their music. It is profusely illustrated throughout, and complemented by a DVD of catalogue scans, lists of models, patents and tune lists and additional illustrations. Kevin McElhone was prompted to compile this book by his own observation that such a work would be invaluable to someone thinking of starting a collection. Now exclusively available from Kevin directly.

Price now reduced to £40 plus p&p

SPECIAL OFFER
Buy the Disc Musical Box Book & Supplement together
                                   & save £15
       Bargain discounted price for both books now
                                  £50 + p&p

 

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Musical Box Tune Sheets and Supplements

Originally published in 2000, this 153-page A5 size book contains images of 216 musical box tune sheets (‘cards’), described and identified by H A V Bulleid, along with dating charts and other information. Since its publication, four supplements compiled by Anthony Bulleid and Tim Reed, to include revisions to the dating charts, and three Search Engines by Luuk Goldhoorn, have been published, with details and images of now over 500 sheets. This is an invaluable aid to identifying the maker of a cylinder box. Available exclusively from MBSGB as a complete package for £10.00 plus P&P or, please enquire at info@mbsgb.org.uk for information on obtaining individual elements of this library.

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The Anatomy of a Singing Bird Box - DVD

This film shows in detail the method of operation of a high quality, fusee type, singing bird mechanism made by Jacques Bruguier, together with the various issues which arose during its restoration. Details of its setting up and adjustment are made clear, and the requirements of good practice and restoration ethics are explained.
It is not intended to be an instructional film on restoration, but it will serve as an introduction to anyone interested in owning or servicing such mechanisms, and explains the requirements for knowledge and appropriate skills.
Running time – 26 minutes
Format 16:9 wide screen DVD. PAL TV
Price £10 plus P&P

NOW AVAILABLE AS A DOWNLOAD - £10
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