Seeburg C Stained Glass Panel in Alaska
By Hal Davis
That story of the instrument falling out of the truck about twenty
years ago in Alaska jogged my memory a bit.
It was about that time that a fellow from Alaska bought nearly all of
the medium sized collection that had been in Mike Fink's in Parchment,
Fink's was a hotel and bar and dance hall combination from around the
turn of the century. His grandson owned the place when I was there to
service the Violano and Pianolin that were the only things left after
the man from Alaska cleaned out the place's other musical machines.
Young Fink, in his middle or late fifties when I was there almost twenty
years ago, didn't care for the music, preferring the juke box instead,
so he sold the instruments at what I heard were near give-away prices.
This one that fell out of the back of the truck might have been one of
those instruments on the way to Alaska.
All of the music machines were purchased new by the old man when he was
still alive and running the hotel himself.
Just thought this might be of interest.
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