For Sale: Books and Paper Items on Automatic Musical Instruments,
Reproducing & Player Pianos, and Music Boxes
Email or call me to find out if the desired item still is available.
Cost of shipping and tracking will be added to the price of each item.
I have tried to mark each item inexpensively. These are being sold
since my former husband passed away. These are the last of the items
I have to sell. We were collectors for over 40 years. If needed,
telephone me at 1-909-762-2531 between 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Pacific
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Music Boxes --
Mailer from Musical Wonder House with pictured Antique Musical Boxes,
and sampler of stereo music featuring musical boxes. 1969. $2
Set of Stella Music Box papers, most original, but some reprints.
Catalogs when sold by Jacot Music Box Co in NY in 1890s (reprints).
Has copy of US patent office application in 1896. Has original
information from Stella-Johnson Music Box Co in Mountain View, CA.
Includes catalogs from 1980s of Stella parts and Tune Discs available,
Has newsletters on repair and maintenance for Stella music box,
removing and replacing Stella star wheels, how to care for Stella tune
discs, installing and adjusting Stella dampers, removing and replacing
Stella disc dishing rollers. Excellent condition. Set for $22. Also
have a couple of partial sets; inquire if interested.
Catalogs Covering Several Types of Instruments --
4 Vestal Press Catalogs: 1969, 1973, 1975, 1976. Include information
on books and records related to player pianos, orchestrions, music
photo players, reproducing pianos, coin pianos, reed organs, pipe
organs, and band organs. All in excellent condition. Each year of
catalog is sold separately at $5 each. Specify year of interest:
1969, 1973, 1975, 1976.
Automatic Musical Instruments --
Set of 3 items on Military Band Organs:
1. Directions for the Care & Operation of the Military Band Organ,
by The Rudolph Wurlitzer Mfg. Co. 6 pages. Reproduction.
2. Original page from book on Military Band Organs. One side is on
Style 106 and the other side on Style 125.
3. Original Revised List of Music Rolls for Wurlitzer Style 125 Band
Organ by T. R. T. Manufacturing Co, N. Tonawanda. NY. Set for $7.
Reproducing and Player Pianos --
Original catalog from Hollywood Player Piano Roll Co, Hollywood, CA
with player piano rolls available. Ranges from Ragtime to Old
Favorites. Includes pictures of stars associated with some of the
tunes. Perfect condition. No date, but likely in 1960s. $5
Set of original items from both the Powells and then when they became
Klavier Music Rolls. Original catalog from The Powells, Purveyors of
Fine Music Rolls. 1973. Includes complete Ampico Long-Play Music Roll
Catalog 1973. Also has various list of rolls available on order forms
for Powells. Excellent condition. From Klavier Music Rolls, 1982
catalog of Ampico rolls available. Special flyer on rolls available
played by Mischa Levitzki with his picture. Lists of Ampico rolls
that can be ordered. Set of both Powells & Klavier: $10.
Original catalogs from Automatic Music Roll Company. April 1976
catalog of Ampico Recordings available. 1978 Catalog of publications
and paper items available for Ampico, Duo-Art, Welte-Mignon, 88-note,
Jukebox, Radio, Photograph, and Sheet Music. Also mailers with lists
of rolls available for purchase. Excellent condition. $10
Original catalog from Keystone Music Roll Company, with lists of
available rolls for Duo-Art, Ampico, and 88-Note. No date. Excellent
AMPICO Reproducing Piano Service Manual 1929. Issued by The Ampico
Corporation. Lots of information and diagrams. Reproduced by American
Piano Supply Co., NJ. Perfect condition. $13
Bound copy of original Ampico Bulletins, August 1928 - July 1929. A
wealth of information on music rolls available, new issues of rolls,
pictures of those connected with roll production, etc. Perfect
Copy of blueprint showing details of Ampico B drive motor and governor
and drive assembly. Dated May 1, 1929. Blueprint is folded to be
8-1/2 x 12 when folded. $12.
A Catalogue of Ampico Music. By The Ampico Corporation. Copyright
1925. 351 pages. A wealth of information on recordings with names of
artists who have played them, plus biographical information and
pictures of artists. Art deco cover, in hardback. Cover has minor
staining and some edge wear. This is a great resource to go with your
Ampico-playing piano. $26
Hodgepodge of Ampico related paper items: copies of ads from magazines;
information on early B versus late B labels, A versus B labels, roll
repair and roll handling instructions; list of Ampico rolls for sale in
1935 from unknown company; postcard of Municipal Organ, Denver, Colo.
and article on how Ampico records music. Hodgepodge set for $3.