Mechanical Music Box Set

Feed special paper strips into this hand-cranked "box" to hear old-fashioned melodies.

$6.50 - 22.00

A Gift That Resonates

Whether we're singing out loud, tinkering with instruments, or simply humming along to the tunes of nature, we simply crave melody. That's why musical instruments have been around since people can remember, and mechanical music boxes since we've, well, mastered mechanics. The Mechanical Music Box Set is a unique variation on the old classic. Holes punched into special paper strips are fed into a hand-cranked "box," which produces tones quite unlike those of any other musical instrument. Makes a great gift for budding and professional musicians alike. Comes with three blank paper strips, a hole puncher, an instruction manual, and a pre-punched "Happy Birthday" song strip.

Ages
12+
Made from
100% recycled paper label stock, reclaimed steel, polypropylene plastic
Measurements
3" L x 1" W
Item ID
20232

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UncommonGoodsMechanical Music Box Set
 
4.4

(based on 83 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (62)
  • Durable (12)
  • Sleek design (9)
  • Fun (7)
  • Great sound (4)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (12)
  • Smaller than expected (8)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (13)
  • Gift (7)
  • School (6)
  • For fun (4)
  • As a toy (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (43), Budget shopper (21), High-end shopper (3), Novice (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (70)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (82), No (11)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (31), Birthday (13), Other (6), Anniversary (3)

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5.0

My music major son loves it

By 

from Duanesburg , NY

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Excellent Craftsmanship
  • Great Intonation
  • Great Sound
  • Highly Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performance

    Comments about UncommonGoods Mechanical Music Box Set:

    My son loves composing music! This music box is so cool!!! I ordered the blank strips along with it, so he's using his own compositions!! He's enjoying it very much!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    Making Music

    By 

    from Atlanta, GA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Excellent Craftsmanship
    • Great Intonation
    • Great Sound
    • Highly Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performance

      Comments about UncommonGoods Mechanical Music Box Set:

      My daughter's boyfriend loved creating his music
      I am glad I purchased the extra sheets....

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      4.0

      An interesting variation

      By 

      from North of NYC

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • As a toy
        • Clever novelty

        Comments about UncommonGoods Mechanical Music Box Set:

        It requires some careful and thoughtful creativity

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Excellent idea! with a tiny glitch

        By 

        from OH

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Great Intonation

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • As a toy

          Comments about UncommonGoods Mechanical Music Box Set:

          Great product. Actually, I wrote a piece of music with it, and it sounds pretty good.
          Not sure if anyone has mentioned the limitation. If the same pitch occurs twice in a row, the second won't be played. This is due to the mechanical design. It does put limitation on the composing part.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Birthday

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Music box gift

          By 

          from New York

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • As a toy

            Comments about UncommonGoods Mechanical Music Box Set:

            I gave this as a gift so this was their feedback. I did not see it being used.

            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            It's awesome! Sounds great, easy to learn and so cute!!!

            By 

            from Springfield, MO

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about UncommonGoods Mechanical Music Box Set:

            I used this to create the functional components of a balsa wood music box. Since it was our first anniversary, the paper music strips were perfect. I used one to punch in our wedding song. She absolutely loved it!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Anniversary

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Lots of fun

            By 

            from Chapel Hill, NC

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about UncommonGoods Mechanical Music Box Set:

            Haven't tried doing our own, but the birthday song sounds great. Really like the tone of the chimes. Looking forward to trying out our own tunes.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My nephew loves it!

            By 

            from Sacramento, CA

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Use

              Comments about UncommonGoods Mechanical Music Box Set:

              This was the second one I purchased, but I got no feedback from the first recipient. But my nephew got his and just loves it! Said it's one of the best gifts ever.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect for a Hands-On Young Musician

              By 

              from Eastern Iowa

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Boosts Thinking Skills
              • Sleek Design
              • Sturdy
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Creativity
                • Everyday Use
                • Learning

                Comments about UncommonGoods Mechanical Music Box Set:

                An 8-year-old girl loved this gift. She began by following the directions but was making plans for punching her own strip for an original song. Her 15-year-old cousin thought it was pretty cool too!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Interesting little gizmo.

                By 

                from Michigan

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Not 'run Of The Mill'

                Cons

                • Smaller Than Expected

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Mechanical Music Box Set:

                  I purchased this for a budding musician so that he might enjoy creating his own music. I also purchased some of the extra music papers. The music box comes with a pre-printed 'Happy Birthday' music sheet and we were able to listen to the music box. The tones were sweet. Can't wait to hear the new creations.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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