The year 2016 saw in total well over 20,000 visitors from 124 countries to our web site.

All are very welcome of course.

The 10 countries with the most visitors were:

  • U.S.A. (almost 2/3 of all visitors)
  • UK
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Russia
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • Brazil
  • Germany
  • Philippines

In January and February 2017 so far visitor numbers are running at an even higher level.

On a different subject: Tunes

Sankyo and Reuge do not want us to publish their information on the relation of cylinder numbers to tunes. That is a pity as from the questions we receive regularly there is quite a bit of interest. Visitors sometimes have a cylinder number but cannot match that to a tune.

On our Tunes page in the web site we give some information, some matching of numbers to tunes, that we have collected ourselves from music boxes where there was both still a label available and where the music mechanism was accessible and the number readable; reading the numbers is especially difficult for Sankyo. But although adding to it from time to time, it is only a small part of all the tunes used in music mechanisms.

Should any of our visitors have that information, it would be greatly appreciated if it was forwarded to us, preferably with a photo for proof. Thanks in advance.

Sometimes visitors are asking to name a tune from the music mechanism itself. As there were in my estimate well over 10,000 tunes used in the period of my Collection, 1945-1990, that is very difficult. However, there are in the internet people, or groups of people, who are just trying to name a tune if it is presented to them. My advice is to make an audio file and contact such people/groups and see whether they can help.