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    • The Autopiano

    • Circa 1911
    • "Circa 1911 The auto-player piano features a vacuum system that pushes a rod up into a part of the piano action to send each hammer to the strings, plus more pneumatics to drive the motor, activate the sustain pedal, and in some cases control the...
    • Nipper

    • Circa 1884-1900
    • The brown ears and glass eyes of this dog are characteristic of the earliest dogs made. This particular Nipper stood in the window of the O.K. Houck Piano Co. in Memphis. When "Father of the Blues" W.C. Handy was in good favor with Houck, Handy's...
    • Olympia Music Box

    • Circa 1900-1904
    • This Olympia Music Box features an oak case with matching table top base. The pattern is embossed into all four sides of the case and base cabinet. The base has a single drawer that pulls out. The unit contains its own sounding board built into the...
    • Pathe N

    • Circa 1903-1905
    • This machine was distributed by the American Graphophone Company in America, but it was built by the French Company, Pathe. Pathe was noted for its recordings of opera, including Caruso's first opera.
    • Edison Amberola 75

    • Circa 1915
    • "Circa 1915 The Edison Amberola was developed to provide competition to the Victor Victrola. Both machines have concealed horns. This particula model plays 4-minute cylinders. It has a moving tone arm and a stationary mandrel which holds the...
    • Tanzbar Accordion

    • Circa 1800-1900s
    • "Circa late 1800's and early 1900's This Tanzbar Accordion is on one of thousands of the small and medium size Tanzbar paper roll players produced. It has 28 keys and uses 4 inch paper rolls. There are two Tanzbar Accordion's in the Templeton...
    • Berliner Gramophone 1895

    • Circa 1895
    • This was the first disc gramophone. It was invented by Emile Berliner and played a 7-inch disc. It became the Victor "trade mark" model and is seen in Barraud's famous painting with Nipper, the dog. Berliner's machine differed from Edison's in its...
    • Victor

    • Circa 1904
    • "Circa 1904 This Monarch differs from other Monarchs on display in that it is equipped with the new rear-mount tapered tone arm. The two-spring motor offered sufficient power to play three 10-inch records with one winding.
    • Edison Home

    • Circa 1901
    • "Circa 1901 This model, a Home, has the “new style” cabinet using the banner transfer which appeared on the cover of previous models. It is now known as the “long-case Home.” This piece sold for $40 which was an increase from $30 in 1899. It weighs...
    • Edison Opera

    • Circa 1911
    • "Circa 1911 This machine has a mahogany cabinet and is equipped with a wooden cygnet horn. It plays 4-minute cylinders. It weighs 42 lbs. with the horn. The original cost was $90.
    • Gem Roller Organ

    • Circa 1920s
    • This 20-note organette plays by turning the handle and pumping the bellows. The rollers, or “cobs,” can be changed for various tunes. Sears & Roebuck advertised it for $3.25 including 3 rollers.
    • Victor Royal

    • Circa 1902-1904
    • "Circa 1902-1904 This type "R" machine has a quarter-sawed oak cabinet with single-spring motor which requires windings prior to each playing. It has a front-mounted tone arm and was originally priced at $15.00.

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