A Light Hearted Collection

It was in a barn at the Milton Keynes Museum (when I had my “light bulb moment”) where Ted gave a talk on “Musical Novelties”. I had noticed what he calls these “nicky-nackies” dotted around the schoolroom, but in the presence of so many serious musical boxes I hadn’t given them any thought. This talk suddenly endowed them with respectability. If they were good enough for Ted then they were good enough for me! I set about pursuing this new field of collecting with enthusiasm. In hindsight I should have kept the hideous decanter!

From issue 1 (Summer 2015) of Mechanical Music World. To read this article in full become a member and receive a copy. Full details on “Membership” page.