[ Sam Marquez wrote in Digest 971231: ]
> Recently a client brought in a miniature (toy) barrel piano. It was
> made by Faventia in Barcelona, Spain. It's 16" wide, 17-3/4" tall,
> plays 6 selections, and is built just like a regular barrel (street)
> piano but in miniature.
Yep, that's the smallest one, as far as I know.
> There is a crank on the front left side to turn to play the selection
> and a crank on the side to select which song. The case has hand-
> painted (not stenciled) decor-cornucopia, dove, etc. Everything is
> original. From the materials, it appears to have been made in
> the fifties.
As you said: just like a regular street piano... (err... hmm... well...
it IS one :) only in miniature, as said...)
> Does anyone have an idea of value for this toy instrument? I am not
> selling it. The client is curious and I told him I would seek your
> advice. I have worked on several 'real' street pianos, but I
> couldn't resist taking this one on. It's a charm. And it's in
> perfect condition, just needs tuning.
Don't tune it too perfectly ;) pleeease. So well, we won't sell ours,
either, and we have had it some time now; but nevertheless I'll ask my
father what about value it was/is. You'll get the info as soon as
I have it -- be patient ;))
> Thanks for any input.
That's why I try my best. :)
> Sam Marquez
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