The Argentina

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The Argentina iHorn is reproduction antique pay phone from Argentina which is in fact a music box!  It is functional as both an iHorn and music box.  It’s design requires it be hung on a wall.  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 Argentina iHorn permits imagination to couple with appearance to create a synergy of sight and sound.