מתוך http://www.worldofmusicboxes.com/history/The music box proper was introduced by Antoine Favre, a
Swiss watchmaker, in 1796, enabling the middle class to dance and enjoy the
popular music of the period in the privacy of their homes. The latter half of
the 19th century rewarded the world with the enchanting melodies of the disc
player, the predecessor of the contemporary phonograph, tapes and discs.