Don Caine, music box specialist, has almost forty years of experience in repairing all types of mechanical musical mechanisms including the finest Swiss movements, Reuge, Thorens, Lador, Cundet and many others, as well as the movements made on the Pacific Rim by Fuji, Sankyo Orpheus, Toyo & Yungsheng.
As Operations and Customer Service Manager for Reuge USA, Don worked intimately with the finest artisans in Sorrento, Naples and Rome Italy while studying their marquetry procedures. He spent time in Sainte- Croix Switzerland, France and Germany training in the art of mechanical musical automata, mechanical singing bird boxes, bird cages and carousel mosques. Home in the U.S. he continues to be first on their list of authorized personnel, working with Canadian & American collectors and sellers of all these wonderful mechanical musical creations of the past.
Passionate about his work, he has an almost compulsive obsession with precision and perfection as he provides repair/restoration services and parts for music boxes, restoring them to as close to their prior glory as possible.
He is known to have said, "In the process I have found that I am often able to bring great joy to people by restoring family heirlooms that sometimes haven't been heard in years; so, on a philosophical level, I guess I make my living by restoring other people's memories."