- To start the movement, slide the lyre button on the front of the chest to the right. To stop the movement, slide the button to the left.
- Do not wind the movement while the box is playing. It is best to wait until the tune stops.
- When you wind the movement, please stop when you feel the slightest resistance. Never force it.
- Make sure that the musical movement has stopped at the end of a tune. This way the pins of the cylinder do not touch the comb, thereby avoiding damage of either the pins or the comb.
- Avoid moisture, direct sunlight and high temperatures to protect the movement.
- Please avoid touching the movement, especially the comb and cylinder, because the natural salts and acids on your skin will cause rust to develop. If the comb is accidentally touched, gently brush a small amount of clock oil on it with a small artist paint brush. Do not apply oil to the brass cylinder. Avoid use of oil containing solvent. Keep all lubricants away from the rubber-like governor.
- In the unlikely event that the music box becomes inoperative, it is highly recommended that repairs be made by a reputable clock or music box repair shop.
WARNING! Never tamper with the mainspring (winding mechanism). The spring is under high tension which can be released suddenly and may cause serious injury from flying parts.
CAUTION! Keep fingers away from the movement to avoid pinch points.
CAUTION! The dust cover is made of glass and should be handled carefully to avoid breakage and a potential cutting hazard.
- Treat the wooden chest as you would any piece of fine furniture by keeping it out of direct sunlight and avoiding moisture.
- A mild, non-solvent containing wood furniture polish may be applied from time to time to protect the finish and enhance the natural character of the wood.