The Morris Museum is presenting a new exhibition that explores the prominent role played by New Jersey manufacturers in the early music industry. Featuring more than a dozen mechanical musical instruments and other related objects, ‘Musically, Made in New Jersey’ will be on view in Morristown through October 18, 2015. By 1885, New Jersey was the musical box manufacturing center for the United States, if not the western world. There were no less than six manufacturing companies located in Rahway, Jersey City, Bradley Beach and Hoboken. These companies employed hundreds of workers and produced several hundred thousand instruments. The mechanical musical instruments manufactured in New Jersey introduced new audio technology to the masses. ‘Musically, Made in New Jersey’ includes a 1908 Reginaphone by the Rahway based Regina Music Box

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