William N. Weeden

New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. Was granted US Patent No. 283307 on 24. August 1883, for a pocket-size musical box of somewhat novel design. The case contained a large-diameter but very short cylinder pinned on the inside. This was allowd to rotate around a stationary comb having eight stacked teeth. It was stem-wound via an external toothed ring integral with the cylinder. A mass-production design, it sold for 50 cents in 1890. One example is known in the Howard Fitch collection, USA.
(Ord-Hume, Music Box, 1980, p. 335)