Membership is open to
everyone who shares an interest in the preservation and enjoyment of
automatic musical instruments.
Do you own
an instrument? Would you like to learn about the design, history, or
mechanics of these machines? Do you have an instrument needing repair?
Do you know the value of that family heirloom? Or are you just
fascinated with these examples of a bygone era where art and music,
ingenuity and craftsmanship were blended into beautiful artifacts which
could play music in our homes? By joining MBSI you will be able to make
contact with professional and amateur specialists who will provide help,
advice, and information on almost anything pertaining to mechanical
music. There is nothing like
standing next to a fellow enthusiast who can give you personal and
We hope to
welcome you as a member of MBSI and that we can help you learn about and
enjoy one of the most fascinating and satisfying hobbies ever to exist.
to Mechanical Music, published bimonthly, covering the entire
field of mechanical music. You'll find articles on history, mechanisms,
restoration tips and techniques and interesting discoveries. It also
contains general MBSI news, updated reports of chapter, national, and
international activities, dealer announcements and advertisements, book
reviews, and a Mart section for buying and selling instruments and
The Directory of Members, Museums and Dealers printed
An invitation to the Annual Meeting (convention) with its
workshops, collection tours, and Mart.
The ability to join regional chapters where you can visit private
collections, exchange ideas, and learn from other members.
Organized international tours and travel with a focus on
automatic musical instruments.
You don't need a collection to join.
How do I join using
Paypal will accept your credit (or debit) card
information through their secure website and transfer the funds directly
to the MBSI account. This is done very safely using encrypted technology
that has been proven to be very safe. To join using Paypal, you will
start from our application page and make your choices from those in the
Paypal section, Click on the "View Cart" button to go to the secure
Paypal site, to give your credit card information. Once that is
complete, you will be returned to the MBSI application page where you
will submit your completed application directly to MBSI by clicking on
the "submit" button near the bottom of the page. Make sure you have
provided matching email addresses to both Paypal and MBSI.org.
Is it safe to
use a credit card on the internet?
When secure pages are
used, all the information that is transferred over the internet, is sent
in an encrypted mode. By doing this, any interception of these
transmissions would be of no use to anyone. Encrypting these signals,
make this the safest possible way to do business on the internet. Paypal
has been doing credit card business over the web for a long time with an
excellent record. Using this system, your credit card information is
delivered, by you, directly to Paypal with no stops or records kept in
between. Emailed receipts are issued from Paypal immediately after the
How fast is my application
Once the Paypal transaction receipt email is
delivered to you and MBSI and the application form is submitted from the
MBSI.org website, You are a member.
A membership includes up to two
adults and immediate family living in one household. New members receive
the Directory of Members, Museums and Dealers,
a Goods and Services order
form, Lending Library list, and
regional chapter information.
United States - $55
Other International - $70
(Airmail Add $20)
This application can be
filled out, printed, and sent to:
New Member Registration, MBSI, PO 10196, Springfield, MO 65808-0196
Or Faxed to:
To become a member, fill out this application below and either pay securely by PayPal or
print it out, along with your credit card information,
and send to MBSI.
Questions? Email the MBSI
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If you wish to renew a membership, you might find it easier to log in first if you can, and then return to this page.