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Salvaging Sunken Pianos
By Dan Wilson

Stephen K. Goodman said:
> Didn't a Dienst orchestrion go down with the Titanic,  or was it
> the Lusitania?

Somewhere in the official history of the (naval) Battle of Jutland in
the Great War, it is remarked in passing that nine player-pianos were
lost on the British side.  We can assume a similar number went down on
the German side !  A shell passed through a grand piano in one of the
British officers' messes without in any way affecting its playability.

Dan Wilson

Key Words in Subject:  Pianos, Salvaging, Sunken

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