MUSICAL BOX TUNE SHEETS ONLINE

USING THE TUNE SHEET IMAGES COMPILED AND EDITED BY
THE LATE ANTHONY BULLEID & BY TIM REED
Including Maker Index & Dating Charts & the Search Engine devised & compiled by the late Luuk Goldhoorn

PUBLISHED UNDER COPYRIGHT BY
THE MUSICAL BOX SOCIETY of GREAT BRITAIN
AS “MUSICAL BOX TUNE SHEETS” & FOUR SUPPLEMENTS

Introduction

Work to collect and identify images of cylinder musical box tune sheets was begun by the late H.A.V. Bulleid in the mid 1990s with results published at intervals in “Mechanical Music”, the Journal of The Musical Box Society International [MBSI]. In 2000, with the permission of the MBSI Trustees, the 216 Tune Sheets identified were published in booklet format by The Musical Box Society of Great Britain [MBSGB] with the captions revised under the editorship & guidance of Ted Brown, then president of MBSGB. A First Supplement, with 34 Tunes Sheets came in 2001; a Second Supplement with 70 in 2005, a Third with 80 in 2008 and a Fourth with 114 in 2015.

The late Anthony Bulleid passed responsibility for continuing the project to Timothy Reed who has subsequently been responsible for Tune Sheets 451 et seq. He also gave permission for MBSGB to use his work in initiatives for the benefit of the interest; Musical Box Tune Sheets Online is one such initiative.

The provenance and value of a cylinder musical box can be enhanced if the maker can be identified and/or an appropriate tune sheet identified, should one not be present. Tools to help owners in this respect are the original set of “Musical Box Tune Sheets” Booklets, the present online equivalent and the AD Cunliffe Register of Cylinder Musical Boxes1. Together, these could help determine or confirm the Maker/Agent and date of manufacture, and/or the correct tune sheet with titles and composers of the music pinned on the musical box.

MBSGB is keen to ensure that the Tune Sheet Project remains ongoing and its integrity intact; images of unrecorded cylinder musical box tune sheets are welcomed and should be sent to either Timothy Reed or to The Society contact details below. 

Notes. 1. The AD Cunliffe Register of Cylinder Musical Boxes is managed  by The Musical Box Society of Great Britain [MBSGB] and maintained by its Registrar. Requests for information should be addressed to The Registrar; contact details may be found either in any current issue of “The Music Box” or email: Registrar

The Musical Box Society of Great Britain is a Registered Private Company, Limited by Guarantee. Registration No 10766572.
Registered Office: Southgate Chambers, 37-39 Southgate Street, WINCHESTER, Hampshire. SO23 9EH.

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Legend

Symbols used in the Tune Sheet Captions and in “The Search Engine” by Luuk Goldhoorn

C  -  Multi-coloured
*   -  Also used by other Makers or Agents
()  -  A name in parenthesis denotes an Agent
----- Serial number unknown

Quick reference to Tune Sheet descriptions.

Curved damper panels 38
Four-post columns 31
Harlequin 72
Isle Rousseau 140
Line of birds 30
Line of patents 153
Lyre and spray of leaves 213
Lyres and stars 42
Mask above lyre 32
One column and three organ pipes each side 174
Picture frame 111
Royal arms 76
Scrolled borders 187
Swiss arms of Geneva 14
Terrace at right 6
Two composers (Mozart and Rossini) 102
Two draped columns 3
Upright piano 13
Waving shepherd 11, Plate 8
White cross above lyre 4
Winged lion 45, Plate 6

Musical Box Tune Sheets Online presents the Tune Sheet Images, Maker Index & Dating Charts
as Compiled and Edited by the late Anthony Bulleid & by Tim Reed, and
The Search Engine Version 3” Devised & Compiled by the late Luuk Goldhoorn,
all as previously published under Copyright by The Musical Box Society of Great Britain [MBSGB] as “Musical Box Tune Sheets” & its four "Supplements, with All Rights Reserved, the Authors’ Moral Rights Asserted, and all Permissions to Use stated therein.