Born-Again Birthday Cake Stand

100_0800This was one of those eclectic but fun-to-do jobs that come in every once in a while—a revolving musical cake stand, circa 1964, a fixture of one family’s birthday celebrations for over 50 years!

100_0801The small motor wasn’t repairable, but, undaunted, Will managed to find one of a similar vintage on e-bay. Only issue was that it played Happy Birthday in a different key. Still undaunted, he was able to adapt the music box to put it in the old key with the “new” replacement motor. So future birthday cakes can keep turning to the old familiar tune.

Motor Haiku 24

family tradition
fifty years of birthday fun
cake stand spins again