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
Ingredients
Item ID
20232

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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

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UncommonGoodsMechanical Music Box Set
 
4.4

(based on 89 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (62)
  • Durable (14)
  • Sleek design (9)
  • Fun (7)
  • Great sound (7)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (13)
  • Gift (7)
  • As a toy (6)
  • School (6)
  • For fun (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (43), Budget shopper (21), Novice (5), Experienced (4), High-end shopper (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (70)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (84), No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fun even with limited capabilities

This little music box is great fun. I punched out a song I usually sing in 4-part harmony for one tape, had to rearrange it a bit to fit within range, but ...Read complete review

This little music box is great fun. I punched out a song I usually sing in 4-part harmony for one tape, had to rearrange it a bit to fit within range, but it still sounds amazing. Mechanism should be screwed onto a board for better sound. I attached the mechanism to the inside of a wooden box and drilled a hole in the box to allow me to turn the crank. The box creates natural amplification, like a violin. I wish the device could be upgraded in the future to allow for even more versatility. I'd want a greater range of notes, a full chromatic scale to allow for accidentals and key changes, and an attachment to allow for automatic play of the tapes using a little motor. An auxiliary device to punch the tapes automatically at the correct positions would also be nice. Even without all that, it is a terrific little instrument.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Apparently no diagram or instructions

There were apparently no instructions or diagram illustrating or describing how to work this music box with the pre-punched tape. So the whole neat surprise was wasted. I had to verbally describe what the...Read complete review

There were apparently no instructions or diagram illustrating or describing how to work this music box with the pre-punched tape. So the whole neat surprise was wasted. I had to verbally describe what the recipient was supposed to do with it.

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5.0

Clever Gift for the Musicmaniac

By 

from Overland Park

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Creativity

Cons

    Best Uses

    • As a toy

    Comments about UncommonGoods Mechanical Music Box Set:

    Xmas gift for my brother.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    These are absolutely amazing

    By 

    from Sydney Australia

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Excellent Craftsmanship
    • Great Sound
    • Highly innovative
    • Very creative

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Musical hobby
      • Performance

      Comments about UncommonGoods Mechanical Music Box Set:

      This product is great for my sister not only can she create her own music but use the templates too

       
      5.0

      Om gracious>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>I gave this aong with a beautiful

      By 

      from lynchburg sc

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • and sang the grandson to sleep
      • Durable
      • Excellent Craftsmanship
      • Great Intonation
      • Great Sound
      • Highly Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jam Sessions
        • Performance

        Comments about UncommonGoods Mechanical Music Box Set:

        soft to the ears

         
        5.0

        Cute, fun, and really pleasant music!

        By 

        from Astoria, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Intonation
        • Great Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • As a toy
          • Practicing simple composition

          Comments about UncommonGoods Mechanical Music Box Set:

          The whole family had a great time playing with this! Even my young niece and nephew were able to turn the crank with some help. The sound is great. This is a perfect gift for a musician or music-lover who has everything and likes to tinker!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Broke the second day :-/

          By 

          from Colorado

          About Me Child

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • durability

            Best Uses

              Comments about UncommonGoods Mechanical Music Box Set:

              I bought this for my niece who is 9 years old. On the second day the cranks inside broke. I don't believe she was mishandling this or being ruff with it. She was using it as designed.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Cool product idea, but sound quality is not good.

              By 

              from Chaska, MN

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor Sound

                Best Uses

                • As a toy

                Comments about UncommonGoods Mechanical Music Box Set:

                This is a clever product, but the sound quality is so weak, it makes the whole gift a disappointment.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Loved the Eco-friendly packaging.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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

                      (9 of 9 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

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