On a recent trip to Prague, we visited the Nostalgic Museum. The owner had a large collection of devices for playing recorded music before vinyl records were popular. These included music boxes and organs that played using metal or cardboard discs or paper rolls.
A few music players in action
|A multi-instrument music player
|Phonograph. Uses a wax cylinder.
|Ariston. Uses rotating cardboard discs and compressed air.
|Herophon. The plate is stationary while the machine rotates.