I have been following the thread about coin piano rolls containing only
one or just a few selections. Almost all roll manufacturers produced
rolls with less than 10 musical selections on them. They were probably
used in theaters as background music judging by the titles of the rolls.
On the other side of the coin, United States Music Rolls, in their
early days, routinely produced rolls with twenty selections!
Recently I acquired a rollography of coin piano rolls. At present it
has over 1100 8-1/2" X 11" pages in it. Eight hundred of those pages
are photocopies of original company catalogs. I glanced through to see
if I could find some examples of unusual "A" rolls. Listed below are
some that I found as I flipped through the pages.
Original catalogs of the Automatic Music Roll Company, a subsidiary of
Seeburg, have a number of these rolls, but then they produced
instruments for theaters.
Here is the list:
Automatic A-1420 Classical
1. Hungarian Dance No. 6
2. Zampa Overture
3. Pilgrim's Chorus
4. Faust Selection
5. Coppelia Ballet, Waltz
Automatic A-1247 Special Square Dance Roll With Calls
1. The Silver Wedding Quadrille
2. The Lancer's Quadrille
3. The Caledonian Quadrille
Clark A-568 Light Dramatic Film
1. That Old-Fashioned Mother Of Mine
2. Valse Parisienne
3. That Wonderful Mother of Mine
5. My Mother's Rosary
Clark A-686 Theater Classics
2. Cupid Frolic
4. Dainty Grace
5. Basket of Roses
Clark A-815 Light Comedy
1. Dancing Leaves
2. Dew Drops
3. Cupid's Conquest
4. Love and Laughter
Columbia A-1501 Theatre-Special
1. William Tell
2. Mimi Waltz
3. My Heart At Thy Sweet Voice
There are many more like the above, I just don't have the time to
search them out.
Ed Gaida - Frying in the Texas heat 18 blocks north of the Alamo!