Sankyo Music Box 72 Note Movements Orpheus Series
Unmatched Sound Quality
Sankyo Music Box Company produces the finest music box movements in the industry. The Sankyo 72 Note Music Box movement has the fullest tonal music richness of any other movement for your listening pleasure.
Their founder, Sankyo Seiki, has defined Japan's history of musical movement production for more than half a century. Japan’s largest manufacturer of music movements is Nidec Sankyo.
Sankyo named the luxurious Music Box series "Orpheus". This series includes the 30, 50, 72 and 100 multi-note deluxe music box movements. The series was named after a legendary hero of Greek mythology "Orpheus" who was said to be endowed with superhuman musical skills.
In the front of each of our custom music boxes is an on-off switch. Sankyo created a limited addition switch that had a shape similar to a Lyre or Harp which Sankyo named "Lyra". This switch was available for a limited time when the 72 note musical movements were first introduced. It is no longer available.
According to Wikipedia, "in Greek mythology, Lyra represents the lyre of Orpheus made by Hermes from a tortoise shell, given to Apollo as a bargain. It was said to be the first lyre ever produced. Orpheus's music was acclaimed to be so great that even inanimate objects such as trees, streams and rocks could be charmed."
Nidec Sankyo Company
"The Sankyo Music Box Company's slogan is "All for dreams"
Nidec Sankyo Corporation's headquarters is in Suwa Japan where it was founded in 1946.
Their expansion in manufacturing now includes research and development, Manufacturing and Sales of Motors, Motor Drive Units, Industrial Robots, Card Readers, Sensors, Precision Ball Screws, Plastic Molded Parts and of course, the Sankyo Music Box Movements.
In the year 2022 the company had 12,800 employees and had a capital value of $260,729,948 US dollars.