The musical sounds
in this recording were produced from a very unique and largely
forgotten instrument, a Regina Music Box - a single-comb Model 13, 15
½ disk player (manufactured in 1901, Rahway, New Jersey).
It is part of a private antique collection owned by Dexter
Thibodeaux. We believe that the Regina's sound among all music
boxes is particularly superb. It has been our objective in
making this recording to capture this unique sound as closely as
possible in order that we might share with you these delightful
sounds of Christmas.
These music boxes,
equivalent to a sizable piece of furniture, were manufactured from
1895-1920. The introduction of the mass-produced Phonograph
made further music box production no longer economically
practical. This classic collection of Christmas music recorded
on metal disks from 100 years ago is still listened to and enjoyed by
many during the Christmas season.
May the Memories
of Christmas bring you peace and joy this holiday!