Copyrights: Ron Cohen 2007
The translation for the Hebrew word Haleluya on top is Praise God. It is taken from
This blog is dedicated to the Star of David, its history, its various meanings and usages in different cultures. It includes thousands of pictures of Star of David, six-pointed stars, hexagrams, Solomon's Seals, Magen Davids and yellow badges,and served as a resource for three books and four art exhibitions.
Thorens was originally a Swiss company that made music boxes and later used its clockwork mechanisms on phonographs and gramophones then made the jump to electrify their work. I would not be qualified to comment on any meaning behind the box design and the company seems to have lost interest in its past--they've ignored any direct queries from me, anyway. The design did strike me as reminiscent of a Star of David, but that's all I can say.