Bibliography: v. 2, p. 315. Rev. ed. of: The cylinder musical box handbook. 1968, and The disc musical box handbook. 1971. Vol. 2: Illustrated by Philip Weston ; additional drawings by Adrian Little. Includes indexes.
A music box (American English) or musical box (British English) is an automatic musical instrument in a box that produces musical notes by using a set of pins placed on a revolving cylinder or disc to pluck the tuned teeth (or lamellae) of a steel comb. The popular device best known today as a \"music box\" developed from musical snuff boxes of the 18th century and were originally called carillons à musique (French for \"chimes of music\"). Some of the more complex boxes also contain a tiny drum and/or bells in addition to the metal comb.
9th century: In Baghdad, the Banū Mūsā brothers, a trio of Persian inventors, produced \"the earliest known mechanical musical instrument\", in this case a hydropowered organ which played interchangeable cylinders automatically, which they described in their Book of Ingenious Devices. According to Charles B. Fowler, this \"cylinder with raised pins on the surface remained the basic device to produce and reproduce music mechanically until the second half of the nineteenth century.\"
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Music box mechanisms, otherwise known as movements, produce the beautiful sounds that make music boxes a beloved gift and a household treasure. A metal cylinder or barrel with precisely placed pins rotates away from and then under a steel comb, plucking correctly tuned and placed prongs or tines creating a melody. The comb and barrel are in effect, created for each other and are tune specific. The shorter tines produce high tones while the longer ones produce the low tones. The number of tines on a comb indicates the musical ability of the mechanism. 18 note, 30, 36, 50, 72, 100 or 144 note combs play longer with more embellishment and more melodies. Some of the larger, more complex music boxes play 2 or 3 songs or have 4 or more interchangeable cylinders playing 4 or 5 tunes. Some contain drum-like sounds and/or bells.
Here in Lara's music room, you can read a few more books, tinker with the musical instruments and use the stereo to play any music tracks you've unlocked while playing the main game. Completing Croft Manor unlocks the Croft Manor theme. As far as I know, there are no puzzles to be solved in here, but if you discover anything, please let me know. 153554b96e