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Blue Danube 18-Note Musical Movement
Blue Danube 18-Note Musical Movement Item #34338
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$9.99 Each
Greensleeves 18-Note Musical Movement
Greensleeves 18-Note Musical Movement Item #36223
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18-Note Musical Movements With FREE Music Box Plan

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Sankyo Seiki has defined Japan's history of musical movement production for more than half a century. Seiki's Orpheus series of multi-note deluxe music movements has ideal sound quality and a great selection of the most popular tunes. As the number of notes increases, the beauty of the sound comes to life with fuller tonal richness.

(1) 18-Note Musical Movements With FREE Music Box Plan
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Weight 0.1800
Tech Spec
  • Tune plays for 13-20 seconds
  • 18-Note Musical Movement
  • Choose from "Blue Danube" or "Greensleeves"
  • Movement plays up to 3 minutes when fully wound
  • Dimensions: 2" W x 1-3/4" D x 7/8" H
4.4 / 5.0
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Great movement for an incredible price!
Actually is the Sanyo (Japanese) movement which is really highly regarded. Not I and not sure about the dimensions they published. I struggles with the fit. Learned a lot but it was hard.

I did fully model it and made rock solid dimensions but found metric was the best way to layout. Easier to layout to millimeter dimensions for me at least. I also think it is native metric design anyway. You have to install from the bottom. So it's mirrored.

I also made my own push pin out of solid copper electrical wire as a plunger (12 or 14 AWG). I peened it out and the drilled a 1/16 hole.
Irish Whiskey Box inspired by the 1944 Bing Crosby Movie "going my Way"
5/8" Raised panel all Black Walnut. Sides 1/2"
Made little pocket for the neck and lined with dark green velvet
Quadrant Hinges form Rockler
Musical movement but you need a plunger. I used solid piece of electrical wire.
April 28, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
18 Note Musical Movement
Plays great and are easy to install in my boxes.
August 8, 2019
12 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent quality and easy to install. worked perfectly for the music box I made
March 20, 2018
over 2 years ago
Music Box
What is a music box without music ?
February 1, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
I would recommend these movements to all Woodworkers.
The movement looks nice, and it sounds great!
Looks good, and sounds good!
Looks good, and sounds good!
December 3, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent box!
Witch Hat
Witch Hat
October 31, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works well and sounds good. And was easy tio install.
October 25, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Musical movement for music box.
Just what I expected. Looks and works great. Just wish you offered more music titles.
October 5, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Rockier was the only place I could find the music box movements. I bought them in two different visits. Very pleased!!
September 23, 2017
over 2 years ago
Granddaughter liked the tune
Great product and price
March 24, 2017
over 5 years ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Lowell Z on Aug 11, 2018
To replace broken music box part.
Patricia F on Aug 3, 2018
Lowell Z on Aug 11, 2018
Saw idea in a Woodsmith Magazine
Ewell S on Aug 7, 2018
To replace broken music box part.
Patricia F on Aug 3, 2018
I wanted to replace one in another music box.
Charmaine R on Jun 6, 2018
The quality and reliability are excellent for the price.
Guy T on Apr 25, 2018
plan to make a music box
George N on Apr 15, 2018
Looked like it will work. Only picture of actual music box that I could fine. Hoping like crazy it works
DANIEL I. on Apr 2, 2018
Replacement for a project I made 50 years ago in High School!
Ronald P on Mar 16, 2018
Used before. Wire stop included.
William R H on Jan 28, 2018
wanted its a small world but it is not available
James S on Jan 21, 2018
It has a on off switch that activates with the lid opening
Steve C on Jan 19, 2018
present for my granddaughter
Paul M on Jan 10, 2018
Repair parts.
Archibald D on Dec 31, 2017
Easy project for Christmas, at a good price.
Scott H on Dec 14, 2017
Chose it to go with music box for my granddaughter.
Humesda on Dec 3, 2017
Looking for more musical notes for famous love songs
Ravi G on Nov 27, 2017
Ronald P on Nov 7, 2017
for my daughters
gary t on Oct 30, 2017
Rocker has always carried first rate items and I have been happy with their service. This movement will go into the box I made as a gift for a newborn.
Diane A on Oct 21, 2017
for a birthday gift
Janet s on Oct 19, 2017
I make jewel boxes for family
Paul C on Sep 26, 2017
My mother gave me her favorite music boxes & some no longer play. Would love to fix & give to my daughter one day.
Gabrielle C on Sep 24, 2017
I've looked everywhere this is the only one I could find
jeff y on Sep 2, 2017
wanted a music movement to add to a box I made for granddaughter's birthday
Arthur S on Aug 4, 2017
Seemed to be only two options.<br /><br />I wish there were more options offered.
Thomas G on Jul 14, 2017
I bought these to put in music boxes I plan to make.
Guy S on Jun 27, 2017
this is what I wanted
Ray G on May 15, 2017
To install in Jewelry box kit once assembled
Joshua h on May 3, 2017
the only place i trust for quality .We have tried others we are back.
Carol Lynn B on Apr 21, 2017
nice addition to my exotic wood boxes
Chef b on Apr 7, 2017
I have been using Rockler products for many years without a problem. The products are tustworthy.
Barry A on Feb 28, 2017
Christmas presents
John M on Feb 22, 2017
Robert w S on Feb 10, 2017
reviews were good
richard i on Jan 27, 2017
Patrick O on Jan 21, 2017
I need the drum to replace another tune
Matthew H on Jan 18, 2017
to repair an antique Christmas musical manger scene.
jeffrey s on Jan 8, 2017
The reviews were good, and I like the play mechanism.
Shadman on Jan 6, 2017
to restore old music box
Bryce M on Jan 6, 2017
Project item
Mark F on Jan 3, 2017
Made music boxes for my grandkids
G L on Dec 24, 2016
Great price & need it for my project
Richard on Dec 14, 2016
It was the only one available at time of perchase
Walter W on Dec 6, 2016
I have used these movements on other boxes and they work great.
william d on Dec 5, 2016
I wanted something a little special for my granddaughter's jewelry box.
David S. B on Dec 1, 2016
To go with purchased Jewelry Box kit
Don H on Nov 30, 2016
It didn't come with the box kit I ordered. And it came with free box plans which I didn't get.
DARRELL R G on Nov 29, 2016
gift, to go with the jewelry boxes I already purchased.
Bryan C on Nov 25, 2016
Loved the song
Jaime S on Nov 25, 2016
The package included the box plan.
MARK B on Nov 24, 2016
Saw idea in a Woodsmith Magazine
Ewell S on Aug 7, 2018
I wanted to replace one in another music box.
Charmaine R on Jun 6, 2018
We love our music box but our little granddaughter lost the turn key for it. Can we re-order just the key?
Carol S on Feb 2, 2016
would like to place this into a german beer stein with stopper wire that can protrude through the bottom. Lift up, music plays. Put down, music stops. is that possible?
Jim B on May 3, 2016
hole locations? for the 18 note blue danube
Ronald M on May 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I gave this away as part of a jewelry box, but if I recall correctly, there are three holes to fasten it to your project. The first hole is on the left [you can see it on the image], the second is on the exact opposite side, and I believe the third is on top in the middle. I am not exactly sure, but depending on what you are making, it should be easy to fasten.
Where can I purchase music box keys?
JOHN O on Dec 26, 2016
Is a stopper pin included?
David L on Dec 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. You can see it in the image, but it is much longer than the image shows and is used so that when the lid closes, the music will stop.
where is the winder located on this piece?
Chris S on May 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It's on the bottom. You need to drill a hole in the bottom of the music box.
I want to replace a movement that has the stopper wire run thru a rod that projects out the bottom. When the box is set down it plays. Lift up and it stops. Will this movement work with this rod arrangement?
David on Jan 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The downward pressure stops the music so to do what you are saying, you would need lifting the box to create a downward pressure on the lever [i.e. a weight] or mount the musical feature upside down if possible...maybe a backer board with four posts or long screws?
Does the winder have a male or female thread?
David F on Feb 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The winder handle has a female thread. the stem itself has a male thread.
What is the deepest box this can be used in and still have the music play/stopen when the lid is opened/closed?
Bill T on Jan 24, 2017
Does music box movement come with winding key?
Mark D on Nov 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: yes, it also has the mounting hardware and The activation arm that allows the movement to turn on and off When the lid of the music box contacts the arm.
Can you record any song on a music box?
Kathy on Nov 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No you can't record but you can buy a large variety of tunes. A quick web search will turn up US suppliers with boxes with many selections.
Can we get additional songs on this musical movement?
Dale B on Oct 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No. There is only one song.. and do not make the music box too big. The bigger it is the louder the music gets. Thw music box shouldnt be much bigger than the movemment..ideally hushing the listener. Not waking them
Am I able to attach it inside to the top of the music box lid and I can wind it that way?
L D on Mar 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: In order to attach to top a hole would have to be made to attach key winder. Normally movement would attach to bottom or side with hole for winding on area movement is attached to. Then the stop/start wire would be bent to start music when lid is raised and stop when lid is lowered. Hope this helps. The movement plays beautiful music and is reasonably priced,
what size?
jimbolinc on Nov 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: They fit into my 2 inch square Music box. They are approx., 1.5 X 1.0, .75 H Item #36223 in Rockler's Catalog
Does it come with different songs?
Dale B on Oct 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not sure. That would be a Rockler question.
What tunes are available?
Gabriel S on Jun 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: There are only two ; Greensleeves and Blue Danube
Will you be carrying anymore of a music selection in these? I have made 3 music boxes so far and have people wanting different selections
Becky V on Dec 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not at this time
I’ve discovered some music boxes that I made roughly 40 years ago. The musical mechanisms no longer work. They’re Sankyo and look like this one. I’m wondering if the stop lever is in the same position? Where can I find dimensions for this mechanism?
Mikeb on Dec 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Dimensions are approximately the same as the old Swiss Reuge movements which are no longer available. Plans were available in the old Woodsmith catalogues. Appears the plans supplied are for the larger movement. Best bet is to purchase one movement and go from there. The retrofit will probably work with some adjustment.
Do you have one that plays Silent Night?
Donald S on Nov 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, we do not have additional tunes at this time.
Do you have Music box that plays Smoke Gets in Your Eyes?
S. H on May 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Sorry we do not. I would try a Google search using Musical movements or music box movements
I don't understand the purpose for the stopper wire. Is it used to stop the music when the box lid is closed, and allow the music to start when the box is opened?
FRANK C on Jan 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it does stop the music by stopping the movement. The wire can be bent if necessary. The idea is the movement is connected to the bottom of a box, and the lid, when closed will depress the wire and stop the music.
Does this box have a key to wind it or do you twist the base to play it
Woody on Mar 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Key if I remember correctly. Been awhile. Do remember having a problem with activator arm but that was probably just me.
ROBERT W on Dec 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don’t know, I will look in to that.
Is there such a component that you can record your own music on and make a box?
Wilki on Sep 9, 2017
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