How to Repair a Music Box
the most beautiful gifts that someone can give another person,
especially a wife or daughter, is a music box. Through the gift of
music, they will be able to keep a personís memory alive through
the music of the music box, which can play on for decades.
boxes, sadly, can also break down. So, to maintain the music that may
mean so much to the person who received the musical gift, it may be
required that you begin to learn about repairing a music box.
problems in music boxes are caused by a malfunction in the starter of
the music box. Thankfully, this can often be repaired at home without
having to get it repaired at a shop. There are three different types
of starters for music boxes, and knowing how to fix each one will
make you very versatile. As well, always remember to be very delicate
as you could cause more damage to a music box in your attempt to
type of music box plays when the lid is opened and pressure is
released on a metal stick, and stops when the lid is closed. When the
pressure is released on the metal stick, a spring pushes the spring
up and moves a connected wire down, which releases an air brake and
causes the music box to play. These are the types of music box
movements you need to be aware of to repair it.
should try changing the angle of the spring with pliers. You may have
to adjust it quite a bit, up and down, left and right, depending on
if the music starts, doesnít start, or starts but wonít stop.
also pull the metal stick, which may be caught on something or
slightly bent. If bent, it should be replaced.
button is pushed on the box, a metal plate moves the starter
mechanism, which releases a latch from the wheel of the cylinder in
music boxes. This releases the air brake that allows the box to play.
these, check to make sure that the button mechanism does not have a
loose nut, and if it does, tighten it. This will hopefully allow it
to connect with the metal plate to start the music. You can also
adjust the plate and move it closer to the starter button.
are used in toy music boxes, where the pin blocks the air brake. When
pulled, the music plays, when pushed, the music stops.
box does not play, make sure that the pin blocks the air brake and
that when it is pulled, it releases the air brake. The pin should not
be too long and if it is, it may need to be filed down. If it wonít
stop playing, then adjust the position of the movement and make sure
that the pin is not too short. If it is, put some tape on the end to
boxes are wonderful gifts for someone you love, but like anything,
they can break down and it is important that when you have a music
box, you know how to repair it. Thankfully, many are easy to repair
and all it takes is a basic knowledge of the inner-workings of music
boxes and other types of musical gifts.
easy to do, people love them and you can really shine with a
well-made music box, so why are you not making music boxes yet? You
may find that when you give a musical gift like music boxes, that you
have developed a love for putting music boxes together and it could
turn into something you do a lot more. It could end up being one of
your favorite hobbies in fact.
loves music, everyone loves the gift of music and there isnít a
person on the planet who will not appreciate the gift you have given
them when you take the time to put it together for them. Two
centuries after they began to be mass produced, it is still a gift
that warms the hearts of millions.
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|How to Repair a Music Box|
By Mr Music Box
|Mr Music Box (Pen Name) as been invoved with music boxes for almost 30 years.|