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Mozart's Magic Flute, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (minuet) 72-Note Musical Movement
Mozart's Magic Flute, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (minuet) 72-Note Musical Movement Item #: 39496
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Special Price $359.99 Regular Price $399.99
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72-Note Musical Movements with FREE Music Box Plan

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72-Note Musical Movements with FREE Music Box Plan
72-Note Musical Movements with FREE Music Box Plan

The ultimate movements with fullest tonal music richness for your listening pleasure. 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.

(1) 72-Note Musical Movements with FREE Music Box Plan
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Weight 2.2600
Tech Spec
  • Music Movement plays 5 minutes or more when fully wound (depending on tune).
  • As the number of notes increases, the beauty of the sound comes to life with fuller tonal richness.
  • Winding stem is 11.25mm long including 3mm threaded stem.
  • The spring-mounted stopper lever stops the mechanism at the end of each tune (about a minute) by engaging the hole in the #2 gear. When the On-Off lever holds it to the right, the movement plays tune after tune continuosly.
  • Sound range 5 octave
  • Dimensions: 190mm W x 75mm D x 35mm H
Technical Documents
Hardware Type No
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Precision workmanship
This is not a toy. The works are extremely well made and work well in home crafted music boxes. A little pricey but worth the cost if you are looking for a piece with excellent tone and workmanship. I've bought five of these over the years and have never been disappointed.
June 1, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Excellent
Everything about it is quality. I would like to see Rockler have more musical choices. In addition providing wind key extenders would be a good idea
January 4, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Wonderful
I have made boxes of all sorts, but had never sprung for the price of a 72 note movement. I used some special figured walnut to make a box (my own design) for my wife and used the Cannon In D, 3 part movement. I followed some of the advice of others I found on the internet for some of the specifics, such as the sound board and other construction. I found that a thinner bottom (1/8" - 3/16") gave a much better resonance than the thicker bottoms I have previously used. Also, I learned that mounting the movement on a 1/8" thick strip of wood running under the front and back of the base, leaving a groove down the middle helped to enrich the sound and volume. Using a glass (instead of plexiglass) cover to protect it from dust also adds to the bass notes. Some of the extra steps such as these, along with this marvelous movement was worth it all. The sound was so pure and exciting it made my eyes water up. The quality of this movement, ease of installation, and sound it puts forth is so far above the 32 and 18 note movements I don't want to go back to using them. I truly believe if you would try these you would feel the same.
January 12, 2014
My wife has a growing collection...
My wife has a growing collection of music boxes two of which are the 72 note movements. I rate the sound excellent. It is designed to firmly mount in a solidly built box. The stouter the box the better the sound. A good example of "you get what you pay fore" it's worth it. This is not a childs toy, this is a serious musical movement.
February 17, 2009
I bought this movement for a...
I bought this movement for a music box I made for my daughter. It was as described except they failed to mention that it only has a bottom wind that requires one to pick up the music box to wind it up. That would not be so bad except the size of this movement requires a much heavier than normal box. It also had two arms that probably can be installed to start the movement playing when the lid is raised. There were no written instructions included on how to attach the arms or even how to start the mechanism when you want to play it. You have to just push things until it starts.
August 7, 2008
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This is the fourth one that I have bought over the years for the music/jewelry boxes for my great grand daughters and for my wife. The musical movement works well and looks very nice. The sound is crisp and clear and the compact design lends itself well to the format that I use.
Tom L on May 10, 2017
amazing movement
Scott on Dec 14, 2015
This is the fourth one that I have bought over the years for the music/jewelry boxes for my great grand daughters and for my wife. The musical movement works well and looks very nice. The sound is crisp and clear and the compact design lends itself well to the format that I use.
Tom L on May 10, 2017
Music box
Todd H on Jul 8, 2016
amazing movement
Scott on Dec 14, 2015
Looking into making music boxes. Does Rockler have access to additional 72-note movements?

Dave
David H on Nov 7, 2015
Music box
Todd H on Jul 8, 2016
Looking into making music boxes. Does Rockler have access to additional 72-note movements?

Dave
David H on Nov 7, 2015
You used to have a movement for "Phantom Of The Opra", do you still?
A shopper on May 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No. I built several music boxes using various movements, but gave them all away as gifts. Everybody who got one still has theirs, and they all still work perfectly.
The specs state that it has 5 octaves and 72 notes. But there are 12 notes in an octave. How does that work?
Tom S on Jun 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not being an expert musician, I ask my daughter who has a degree in music and taught music for 12 years. This was her answer. “Either it is 6 octaves or 60 notes….not sure how to answer this other than a possible typo in the copy.” This, possibly, confuses the situation but hopefully not. In any respect the walnut music box that houses the 72 note mechanism is a very pleasing and pleasant enjoyment. Regards, Milt.
Does anyone know how to extend the winding stem so I can put a big ball on it for an arthritic owner?
Norman W on Aug 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You would have to have a machinist thread a brass rod with a female thread on one en and a male thread on the other end. You could make it the length you want.

Ken Smith
Does the 'Mozart' movement include 3 songs, which I believe are Magic Flute, Minuet, and Turkish March? It appears this is the Sankyo Orpheus Cylinder #J04 but I'm trying to confirm my suspicion. Thanks
Eric S on Oct 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Mine contains The Magic Flute, Eine Kleine Nachmusik and Turkish March. I''m very satisfied with it.
Does anyone know where to order the on/off slide mechanism to start and stop the music?
Slipgate on Jun 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The little lever shown protruding in the top right of the photo is the lever that has to be lightly pushed to start the music. After winding, you'll want to open the lid and push on the lever. You'll want to leave the lid open to let the sound out. Once pushed, you do not have the option to stop the music, it will stop by itself once the movement makes a revolution. I built two of these music boxes last year with the 72 note movement. So to answer your question you do not need to order any on/off slide mechanism.
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