The Music Box iHorn is made from a functional music box which permits both iHorn function and music box function. This piece is not an antique. The music box, the first successful device that could play a musical tune, was probably invented in Switzerland around 1770. Early music boxes were designed to play music using flat metal prongs that were plucked by a revolving metal cylinder. Eventually music box makers developed a flat disc to play the music. Commercial music boxes were gradually replaced by player pianos and phonographs by the early 20th Century. In 1952, Emory Cook recorded an album of music made by American and European music boxes from the George and Madeleine Brown collection. The Music Box iHorn permits imagination to couple with appearance to create a synergy of sight and sound.