Slide the button to the right to start the music, and to the left to stop the music. When you slide the button to the left to stop the music, it won't stop immediately, it will play until the spring loaded stop arm goes into the small hole on the end of the cylinder and locks it in place so the cylinder is stopped in between songs.The item "Vintage Beautiful Sorrento Reuge Swiss Wood Inlay Music Box-Guido Valse(3 parts)" is in sale since Tuesday, December 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\1970-Now". The seller is "apz62" and is located in Summit, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.