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Mechanical Music Digest: Picture Gallery Here is a collection of images sent to us by Digest subscribers. For the time being, there's no particular order. Check back from time to time for additional entries.

Symphonion (Leipzig) Musical Box Disc Case -- by Karl Petersen (091124 MMDigest)

Kelley Automatic Music Co. of Albany, New York
Ruth Fair Organ Owned by Meinrad Dominikus Stey -- by Wolfgang Brommer (090718 MMDigest)

Stolen Musical Boxes in UK 16 April 2009 -- by Kevin McElhone (090418 MMDigest)
Wurlitzer Style 148 Band Organ Brass Pipes -- by Bill Klinger (090411 MMDigest) 
Calliope at New York Museum of Transportation -- by Craig Smith (090120 MMDigest) 
Wurlitzer Tracker Bar of Solid Brass -- by Christian Wittmann (090113 MMDigest)
Wurlitzer Tracker Bar of Acrylic Plastic -- by Bruce Miller (090111 MMDigest)
Gathering of Molinari Barrel Organs -- by Craig Smith (080718 MMDigest)
Sign "The Duo-Art Pianola Reproducing Piano" -- by Andy Ott (080623 MMDigest) 
20-note Punching Machine Built With Meccano -- by Christofer Noering (080622 MMDigest) 
Triphonola in Roenisch Grand Piano -- by Mario Solimbergo (080618 MMDigest)
French Cylinder Organ in Thomasville, Georgia - by Melissa Sanford
Endless Music Strip In Coin Piano -- by Bob Conant (070725 MMDigest) 
Who Invented the Electric Player Piano?  Patent by Antoine and Charles Cros -- by Francoise Dussour (070703 MMDigest)
Electrova Post Lamps -- by Jon Fortunato (070608 MMDigest)
Dulciphone Organette Musical Sewing Machine Cover -- by Leslie Hoffman
Unknown Player Action in David Moore Piano -- by John A. Tuttle (070325 MMDigest)
Mason & Hamlin Concert Grand Ampico -- by Bob Taylor (070319 MMDigest)
Unknown Player Action in Heintzman Piano -- by John A. Tuttle (070316 MMDigest)
Hot Hide Glue Headache -- by John A. Tuttle (070315 MMDigest)
Possible Photoplayer Pipes -- by Herb Crandell (070301 MMDigest) 
J. Lawrence Cook - Perforated Music Roll Specialist -- by Ken Vinen (070222 MMDigest) 
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Buys Wurlitzer 165 -- by Matthew Caulfield
Repairing a Broken Tracker Bar -- by Craig Smith (070211 MMDigest)
1923 Kimball Player Action with Fast Forward -- by John A. Tuttle (070207 MMDigest).
Carousel Organs at Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley, California -- compiled by Robbie Rhodes 
Auto-Electric Coin Piano Friction Disc Drive -- by Philip Jamison (060727 MMDigest)
Early Wurlitzer Pianino Has Wind Motor -- by Don Teach (060708 MMDigest)
Synthesized Fairground Organ With Real Percussion -- By Andy LaTorre (050710 MMDigest)
5.5" Cardboard Disc Plays Christmas Bell-Lites -- by Bill Wineburgh (060623 MMDigest) 
Unknown Piston Airmotor -- by Randolph Herr (060619 MMDigest)
Jake's Painted Player Piano -- by Craig Smith (060526 MMDigest)
Strange Coin Mechanism in Olympia Musical Box -- by Craig Smith (051207 MMDigest) 
Swiss "ST" Musical Box Plays 23.8 cm Disc -- by Matthew Caulfield (050915 MMDigest) 
Mikune Band Organs -- by Vic Searle, Toyko
Cotton Thread Secures Piano Rolls -- by Christine Robinson (050911 MMDigest)
MIDI-Controlled Chamber Organ by David Leach -- by Phil Dayson (050426 MMDigest) 
Seeburg Celesta Super Orchestrion -- by Stephen Kent Goodman (050413 MMDigest)
Reading the Pinned Music of an Organ Barrel -- by Craig Smith (050306 MMDigest)
Barrel Organ Pipes Restored by OSI -- by Craig Smith (050306 MMDigest)

Louis Bacigalupi (Bacigalupo): organ builder, wrestler, actor, herpetologist -- recollections by Thom Yaras (050315 MMDigest)
"Volks-Klavier" Self-Playing Zither -- by Christian Greinacher (050223 MMDigest) 
Mystery Player Piano Action Stack Plays 65 Notes -- by Paul Manganaro (050223 MMDigest)
List of Tunes for Capital Cuff Music Boxes -- by Kevin McElhone & Lelland Fletcher
Gavioli "Guitharmonie" Barrel Reed Organ -- by Craig Smith & Hans van Oost
Visual Effects in Mechanical Music Instruments -- by Johan Liljencrants (050123 MMDigest)
Unknown Player Action in Chassaigne Freres Piano -- by John A. Tuttle (041226 MMDigest)
International Karakuri Contest -- by Kazuo Murakami (041207 MMDigest)
Reuge Musical Rocking Chair Movement -- photos by Robbie Rhodes 
J. W. Whitlock Violin Playing Machine -- by Mark Reinhart (040827 MMDigest)
Mystery Fair Organ Plays Wurlitzer 165 Music Rolls -- by Jack M. Conway (040804 MMDigest) 
Aeolian Organ Factory in Garwood, New Jersey -- by George Bogatko (040802 MMDigest) 
Unknown Scene on Interchangeable Cylinder Musical Box -- by Ralf Smolne (040617 MMDigest) 
Unknown Player Action in Haddorff Piano -- by John A. Tuttle (040521 MMDigest)
Animated Figures on German Christmas Music Box -- by Karl Petersen (040516 MMDigest}
Tiffany "Flower Girl Nr. 3" Musical Automaton Is Fake -- by Christian Greinacher (040515 MMDigest) 
Tiffany "Flower Girl" Musical Automaton Is Fake -- by Christian Greinacher (040419 MMDigest)
Sankyo 20-Note Paper Strip Movement in Model Organ -- by Christian Greinacher (040412 MMDigest) 
Nicole Freres Pocket Watch -- by Brian Chesters (040328 MMDigest) 
Cremona Case Restoration -- by Bob & Sonja Lemon (040320 MMDigest)
German Organ Clock Plays USA Civil War Tunes -- by Vincent Morgan (040316 MMDigest)
Nickelodeons That Play Style 'A' Rolls -- by Don Teach (040306 MMDigest)
Welte Vorsetzer Includes Tracker Bar Pump -- by Randolph Herr (040108 MMDigest) 
Sterling Miniature 61-note Player Piano -- by John McClure (031220 MMDigest) 
Exhauster Pump With Bellows Outside the Frame -- by Bill Chapman (031212 MMDigest) 
Collecting Mechanical Musical Toys -- by Beatrice Robertson
Smith Lyraphone Pneumatic Power Roller Push-Up Player -- by Ray Fairfield
Stella Oiler (Stella Discs Must Be Lubricated Every Playing) -- photos courtesy Lelland Fletcher and Ken Vinen
Tiffany "Flower Girl" Musical Automaton -- by Christian Greinacher (031125 MMDigest) 
Power roller instruments: Hupfeld, Pianotist, Pianovo, Lyraphone
Gavioli 44-key "Gavioliflute" Organ No. 2049 -- by Hans van Oost (031026 MMDigest) 
Gavioli 38-note "Harmoniflute a Trombone" Organ -- by Marc Kaufman (031025 MMDigest) 
48-key Dutch Street Organ "Winnie the Pooh" Stolen -- by Stephen Simpson (031007 MMDigest) 
"Das Eichhörnchen" Dutch Street Organ by Pluer -- photos courtesy Rick Inzero 
Wurlitzer 125 Band Organ Plays on Canada's Independence Day -- by Ken Vinen 
Odd Retrofit Piano Player System of Circa 1900 -- by Philip Jamison (030817 MMDigest)
Band Organ at King's Dominion Park, Doswell, VA -- by William Griswold Jr. (030816 MMDigest) 
Wilcox & White Recording Piano -- by Dave Krall (030807 MMDigest)
Simple Orchestrion Coin Mechanism -- by Zach Goldstein (030805 MMDigest) 
Gebrüder Bruder 52-key Organ at Sydney Carousel -- by Neil Palmer (030804 MMDigest)
Peerless Model D -- by Don Bryant (030725 MMDigest)
Rönisch Claviola 88-Note Player Piano -- by Robbie Rhodes, photos by Colin Campbell
Barrel Piano by Henri Basile of Brussels -- by Björn Isebaert (030423 MMDigest) 
New Edison Cylinder Recording of Street Organ -- by Philip Jamison (030409 MMDigest) 
Small Steinway Box -- by Randolph Herr (030322 MMDigest) 
Player Action in Canadian Gourley Piano -- by Herb Huestis (030319 MMDigest)
Duo-Art Push-Up Player by Douglas Heffer -- photos by Joyce Brite (030308 MMDigest) 
Homemade "O" Roll Orchestrion -- by Steve Bentley (020908 MMDigest)
Homemade 'Pistonola' Player Action -- by Steve Bentley (000226 MMDigest)
Homemade O-roll Perforator -- by Steve Bentley 
Mills Electric Piano & Violano in 1923 Music Trade Review -- courtesy Don Teach
Coin Catcher for Coin-op Regina -- by Jere Ryder  (030123 MMDigest)
Music Roll Has Center Sprocket Holes -- by Philip Jamison (030116 MMDigest)
Cremona Orchestrions made by Marquette Piano Co. -- catalog images courtesy Don Teach
Rueckenklavier Back Piano Plays Turkish Songs -- by Christian Greinacher (021218 MMDigest)
Edison Phonograph Musical Box -- by Tim Morsher (021208 MMDigest)
Regina Hexaphone Coin Operated Phonograph -- courtesy Jack A. Conway 
Street Organ Music & the Savoyards -- by Philippe Rouille (021030 MMDigest) 
MBSI Exhibit at Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, Norwalk, CT. -- contributed by Jere Ryder 
Paul Eakin's 52-key Gasparini "Gypsy Queen" -- by Jim Welty (021023 MMDigest)
Storlien Mystery Barrel Organ -- by Philip Jamison (020906 MMDigest) 
Musée Mécanique in San Francisco -- by Vincent Morgan (020808 MMDigest)
"Mécanophone" French Air Horn Calliope -- by Philippe Rouillé (991230 MMDigest), photos courtesy Han van Oost 
Mechanical Music in Finland -- by Christian Greinacher   (020715 MMDigest)
Triola Instruction Manual and Roll List -- courtesy Ron Perry (020706 MMDigest)
Steck Tracker Bar With Extra Slots -- by John A. Tuttle (020702 MMDigest) 
Welte Orchestrion at Zaharako's Confectionery -- by Rick Inzero (990830 MMDigest) 
Nechada Barrel Organ, Odessa -- by Robbie Rhodes (020621 MMDigest) & Nic Iljine (021111 MMDigest)

Repairing Wandering Holes in a Music Roll -- by Joyce Brite (020524 MMDigest)
Advertisements in National Association of Piano Tuners' Journal --  images courtesy John Rhodes
Seeburg E picture from early Seeburg Catalog (JPEG, 76 kb) -- courtesy Don Teach
Suspended Pipe Organ in Cologne Cathedral -- photo (JPEG, 42 kb) courtesy John Page
Nelson-Wiggen Full Orchestra Keyboard Piano, Style 7 (nelsonwiggenS7.jpg 41 kb) -- courtesy Don Teach
Mills Violano-Virtuoso "Eight Greatest Inventions" Card -- courtesy Don Teach 
Fake Monkey Automatons -- by Jere Ryder (020327 MMDigest)
Keyboard Violin "Monocorde" by V.-J. Poussot -- by Christian Greinacher (020326 MMDigest) 
Cast Valve for Player Piano Resembles a Locomotive -- by Robbie Rhodes (020325 MMDigest)
Telescoping rod holds keys while restringing -- courtesy John A. Tuttle  (020325 MMDigest)
"Cine Rai" Film Strip Projector Organette -- by Christian Greinacher (020323 MMDigest) 
Seabreeze Park Carousel Organ -- by Rick Inzero
Pianovo Barrel Piano Resembles Pianotist -- by Kevin McElhone and Hans van Oost
Haarlem Museum "het Kunkelsorgel" Demonstration -- by Jan Kees de Ruijter (020316 MMDigest)
Band Organ Maker Robert Heilbuth of San Francisco -- by Doran Wittelsbach (020309 MMDigest)
Rolmonica Player Harmonica -- photos by Ingmar Krause 
Seeburg Mortuary Organ -- photos courtesy Randolph Herr 
1902 Pianola Concert Centenary -- by Adam Ramet
'Sur Plateau' Musical Pocket Watch -- courtesy Brian Chesters (020225 MMDigest)

Euphonium Player Reed Organette -- by Christian Greinacher (020223 MMDigest) & Nicholas Simons  (020224 MMDigest)

Pierre Van Roy of Belgium -- by Bjorn Isebaert (020204 MMDigest)
Barrel Piano by E. Mazzoletti of Belgium -- by Bjorn Isebaert (MMD 020131)
Empress 15.5" Concert Grand Music Box Restored -- by Larry Wilson (020127 MMDigest)
Electric Self-Playing Piano Co. -- by Bob Kerstein (020116 MMD)
Unknown Music Box Rotating Base -- by Joy McNally (MMD 020111)
Music Box Rotating Base is Christmas Tree Stand -- by Hauke Marxsen, Christian Greinacher, Ralph Heintz (MMD 020112), photos by Christian Greinacher
Cast Iron Cup for Musical Christmas Tree Stand -- by Gary Stevenson (MMD 020114)
QRS Phonograph Model 15 -- by Jane Furlow (MMD 020110); additional photos  courtesy Barry Kasindorf.

Mechanical Music in Drawings -- Drawings and cartoons featuring mechanical musical instruments
Music Rolls by Vicente Beltran of San Antonio, Texas -- by Ed Gaida  (980324 & 011130 MMDigest) 
Wurlitzer 164 Band Organ "The General" -- photo by Jim Kenney (011105 MMDigest)
Coinola Midget Orchestrion -- by Don Teach 
Rattlesnake Pete & The First American Nickelodeon Piano -- by Tim Trager (011101 MMDigest) 
Street Piano by Luis Casale, Barcelona -- by Jere Ryder (011101 MMDigest)
MBSI Mechanical Music Exhibit in Camden, NJ -- by Jere Ryder (011030 MMDigest)
Moving Player Grand Pianos -- by John A. Tuttle (011003 MMDigest) 
Nickelodeon Wall Boxes -- by Don Teach 
Salzburg Stier Barrels at Utrecht Museum -- by Ralph Schultz (011002 MMDigest) 
Copper Tubing in Lauter-Humana Player Piano -- by John A. Tuttle (010920 MMDigest) 
Duo-Art Cam-Operated "Steamboat" Pump -- by Richard Vance (010911 MMD) 
65-key Gebrüder Bruder Elite Orchestra “Apollo” Organ at Coney Island Carousell -- by Jeff Alterman 
Barrel pianos by Charles Romano & Theodorus Bruylandt -- by Bjorn Isebaert (010810 MMD) data and photos from books by Stéphane Godfroid 
World's First Self-Playing Tuba - Das erste selbstspielende Tuba der Welt -- by Robbie Rhodes
Self-Playing Tuba in Cologne -- photos by Keith Reedman [010905 MMD]
Action Swing for Baby Ampico -- by Craig Brougher
Lauter Tubing Diagram, Tracker Device & Spindle Lock -- by John A. Tuttle (010810 MMD)
Coin-Operated Barrel Orchestrion by Romano -- by John A. Tuttle (010806 MMD)
Thorens Catalog No. 45 of April 1953 --  courtesy Hauke Marxsen 
Thorens Catalog No. 44 of August 1952 -- courtesy Hauke Marxsen
Perforator for 20-Note John Smith Busker Organ Rolls -- by Ed Gaida (010712 MMD)
Summer Class on Arranging Street Organ Music, conducted by Jean Potteck in Le Fraysee, France -- by Robbie Rhodes (010605 MMD)
Spool Frame for Caliola Project (JPEG image, 24 kb) -- photo courtesy Julie Porter (010530 MMD)
80-Keyless Gebr. Bruder Organ from Mike Kitner Estate (JPEG image, 125 kb) -- photo courtesy Rick Cooley (010528 MMD)
Prinsen Organ at Dutch Festival in Memphis (JPEG image, 49 kb) -- photo courtesy Philip Jamison (010516 MMD)
1926 QRS Advert for "Real Blues" Recordings -- by Robbie Rhodes (010421 MMD)
Collen-Broadway Pneumatic Player Piano Action -- by Françoise Dussour (010324 MMD)
Wilhelm Bruder Soehne Model 79 Organ in UK -- by Andrew Leach  (010307 MMD)
Piano Executant Artiste by Thibouville -- by Lorraine Aressy (010306 MMD)
Piano Executant Artiste book music (JPEG image, 45 kb) -- photo by Brian Chesters (010228 MMD)
Seek Identification of Rollframe Part (JPEG image, 33 kb) -- photo by Julie Porter (010214 MMD)
Duo-Art Supplement in 1922 Harper's New Monthly -- by Terry Smythe (010131 MMDigest)
Odeola Player Piano Action in Klein Piano -- by Jean-Pierre Jouandet (MMD 010201)
Mike Kitner Tribute in "Maine Antique Digest" (GIF image, 71 kb) -- courtesy Philip Jamison (010127 MMD)
l'Odeola Piano Pneumatique -- par Lorraine Aressy (010125 MMD)
Odeola Player Piano Action (French) -- by John Tuttle (MMD 010123)
Coinola "Cupid" Nickelodeon -- by Al Pebworth (MMD 010124)
Peterson Bottle Organ -- pamphlet at NAMM show, Anaheim CA, 19 January 2001 
Duplex Roll Player by Lee Music and Mfg. -- courtesy William A. Filler (010116 MMD)
"Lawrence Welk's Music Maker" Organette -- by Lou Kretchek and Dean Randall (001119 MMD)
Irving Caesar Recollections & "Ka-Lu-A" -- by Randolph Herr (001114 MMDigest)
24-key Ariston Organette -- by Ingmar Krause  (001112 MMD) 
Church Barrel Organ -- by Brian Chesters (001111 MMD)
Milton "Tom Thumb" Piano -- by Phyllis Haynes (001109 MMD)
Wurlitzer Caliola With Upside-Down Brass Pipes -- by Jim Kenney (001104 MMD)
15.5" Polyphon Has No Dampers -- by Wayne Finger (MMD 001105)
J. Lawrence Cook Family -- by Mike Meddings (MMD 001007)
Player Piano Horror Story -- by John A. Tuttle (MMD 001002)
Rebuilding Duo-Art Steamboat Pump  -- by John A. Tuttle (000927 MMDigest)

Musical Boxes  klokkespil.jpg (123 kb)  -- courtesy Nicolaj Roos (000919 MMDigest)

Polyphon Horror Story -- by Michael Woolf (MMD 000902)
Water Organ at Moldova National Museum, Romania -- by Lenuta Chirita (000818 MMDigest)
Chein Melody Player Music Roll Drive -- photo by David Snelling (000817 MMDigest)
Lauter-Humana Air Motor Pouch Rebuilding Tools -- by John A. Tuttle (000816 MMDigest)
"Taj Mahal" 101-key Mortier Dance Hall Organ -- photos by Craig Robson
Gem Organetta with Brass Music Roll -- by Brian Chesters (000731 MMD) 
"De Negentiger" Dutch Street Organ by Carl Frei -- by Hans van Oost (000727 MMD)
More MMDers Around the World -- photos by Richard Vance 
Bob Essex MIDster Punch -- by Craig Johnson
Welte Style 2 Cottage Orchestrion, formerly at Callart House in Inverness-shire -- by Jonathan Holmes (000710 MMD)
52-Key Gasparini Organ "Gypsy Queen" -- Tony Marsico (000712 MMD)

Seeburg Sales Ephemera -- by Mark Forer
European "Rolla Artis" Piano Rolls -- by John Phillips  (000706 MMD) 
Piano Roll Repair Table -- by John Phillips (961218 MMDigest)
Technisches Museum Wien - Technical Museum of Vienna -- text & photos by Thomas Henden
Michael Welte Flute Clock -- by Gerhard Dangel-Reese 
Seeburg Wall Boxes -- by Don Teach
Unique Cylinder-Played Music Box Piano -- by Christian Greinacher 
Seeburg Style L Automatic Orchestra -- courtesy Don Teach
Nelson-Wiggen Style 6 Nickelodeon -- courtesy Don Teach
Mills Violano-Virtuoso-- courtesy Don Teach
Sheet Music Advertises "The Sterling" Player Piano -- by Damon Atchison (000416 MMD)
Gotthard Arnold, Master Restorer of Bad Schönborn, Germany -- by Hauke Marxsen 
The Wilhelmsbau Museum in Speyer, Germany, a new museum for self-playing musical instruments -- by Hauke Marxsen
"Isis Playing the Zither", Automaton by C. E. Nixon -- by Hal Davis
Marantz Pianocorder -- article in Electronic Design magazine, courtesy Mike Knudsen
Autopianos and Battleship Row -- by Harvey Roehl
Boyd Pistonola Player Action -- The mechanism is ingenious, being the smallest player action ever devised.  Contributed by David Evans, Keith Pritchett, Richard Vance.

Apply Varnish Transfer Decals with White Glue -- by Don Teach
Percy Grainger's Piano -- Harvey and Marion Roehl at Percy Grainger Museum in Melbourne, Australia
Player Piano Pocket Knife-- courtesy Harvey Roehl
"Artisan Bandbox" Percussion Attachment -- by Tony Leo (MMD 000216)
Looff Carusel at Whalom Park, Luneburg Massachusetts -- photos courtesy Mark Chester 
The Welte-Mignon Reproducing Piano, images and newspaper articles courtesy Gerhard Dangel-Reese,  Augustinermuseum, Freiburg 
Reservoir and pressure governor for Welte original grand piano -- sought by Tony Marsico
Four Active QRS Artists: George Bogatko, Bob Berkman, Hi Babit, Max Morath -- courtesy G. Bogatko
Street Organs in Belgium and The Netherlands -- by Adam Ramet
Pianola Lessons at Hickie and Hickie Ltd. (UK) -- by Adam Ramet
Tying a Knot in a Piano String -- by Art Reblitz, John A. Tuttle & Jon Page
Making Wound Bass Strings -- by John A. Tuttle
Hooghuys Organs in Belgium -- by Bjorn Isebaert
Wurlitzer Style 50 Band Organ ("The Kiddie Organ") -- by Hal Davis & Dan Robinson
Wurlitzer Style 103 Band Organ -- by Hal Davis
Cut Music Rolls With Laser Beam -- by Paul Ward
Siren Frequency Counter Measures Organ Pipe Frequency -- by Hans van Oost
Player piano on Wills's Cigarettes "Famous Inventions" card circa 1915 (97 kb) -- courtesy Ian McLaughlin
178-hole tracker bar for Kastner Autopiano -- courtesy Iñigo Perez-España, Madrid
MIDI Controller for Hofbauer 37-key Street Organ -- courtesy Claus Kucher
Organ Pipe Repairs (Rats ate them!) -- by Vicki Webb
Unknown 38-Note Cylinder Music Box -- by Christian Greinacher

Welte Philharmonic 9-Rank Player Pipe Organ -- by Kyle B. Irwin
Music Roll Cupboard Design -- by John Phillips
Seeburg Catalog of Automatic Instruments -- courtesy Don Teach.  High quality color images for printing.
Transparent 20-key Belly Organ  -- by Robbie Rhodes.  "Die durchsichtige 20er-Bauchorgel" and organ grinder Ron Bopp.
1925 Super-Simplex Player Action Advertisement -- courtesy Gabe Della Fave 
Jäger & Brommer Transparent 20-key Belly Organ -- by Robbie Rhodes
Empress Electric Cabinet Player -- courtesy Ed Gaida
MMDers Around the World  -- photos of  MMD authors.
The Seeburg G, America's Definitive Orchestrion -- by Tim Trager
Early Weber Duo-Art Upright -- courtesy Mario Solimbergo
Wurlitzer 157 Facade Replica -- courtesy Tom Grace
Ben Franklin's Glass Harmonica at Franklin Institute, Philadelphia -- courtesy Ed Gaida
"Het Snotneusje", the bravest organ of the Netherlands -- by Hans van Oost
Cast Metal Music Box -- by Christian Greinacher
Mechanical Organs of Mirecourt-- by Françiose Dussour
Repairing Reed Organ -- by John Dewey
Coinola Style SO Orchestrion -- courtesy Don Teach
Coinola Style CO Orchestrion -- courtesy Don Teach
Encore Automatic Banjo -- courtesy Don Teach
Welte Orchestrions at Atlantic Garden -  courtesy Tim Trager
The Great Dorset Steam Fair -- photo courtesy Hans van Oost
Wurlitzer Automatic Harp  -- courtesy Don Teach
Chickering Cabinet Player Piano (67 kb) -- courtesy Don Teach
Wurlitzer Tonophone Poster "Collecting the Take" (113 kb) -- courtesy Don Teach
Coinola Advertising Postcards & color poster -- courtesy Don Teach 
Orchestrions With Animated Musical Novelties -- by Tim Trager
"Memory Lane Special" Coinola  when it was on exhibit at Paul and Laura Eakins' Gay 90's Melody Museum in St. Louis, Missouri. (112 kb) -- courtesy Brian Smith
Player Piano Advertisements -- courtesy Damon Atchison
Mills Tune Card "New Violano Music" -- courtesy Don Teach
Solar Eclipse Telescope Controlled by Music Roll -- by Robbie Rhodes
Music Box Plays Self-Punched Paper Strips (92 kb) -- courtesy Hauke Marxsen
Gavioli Residence Pipe Organ -- by Rick Cooley
Monkey Violinist Automaton in  San Jose, California -- courtesy Marc Kaufman
Wurlitzer Style S Nickelodeon -- courtesy Hal Davis
"Spirit of Independence" - A New Orchestrion -- by Craig Brougher 
Mechanical Music in Vintage Postcards -- courtesy Tim Trager
Gebrueder Bruder "Airophon" Music Roll Organs -- courtesy Tim Trager
"De Poppenspaeler"  47er Drehorgel von Frederic Keller -- by Robbie Rhodes
Player Piano Transmission Repaired Via the 'Net -- by John A. Tuttle
Edison Phonograph Ad in Cosmopolitan Magazine -- by Damon Atchison
Dual 88-Note Spoolbox Unit -- by Dick Beery
De Dulciaan Speelt -- New CD Cover Artwork -- by William Kenney 
Temecula CA Organ Rally 15-16 May 1999 -- photos by Robbie Rhodes
QRS Music Roll Company Tour in 1975 -- by Hal Davis
Player Piano Actions -- Bush & Lane action courtesy Ed Gaida
"Kai Orgel" Barrel Piano of Netherlands Antilles -- by Ed Gaida 
Music Roll Perforator at Precision Music Rolls -- by Dave Saul
Music Roll Reader & Perforator at Custom Music Rolls, Richardson TX -- by Richard Tonnesen
Label of "The Pearls", Vocalstyle 50488, played by Jelly Roll Morton -- courtesy Karl Ellison
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Seeburg K Art Glass "Dancing Girl" -- by Don Teach
Seeburg Style H "Solo Orchestrion" Brochure -- by Tim Trager
Gasparini Handle Reproductions-- by Philip Jamison
Barrel-Operated 20-key Reed Organ -- by Wolfgang Brommer
The "Taj Mahal" 101-key Mortier dance hall organ. -- photo by Hathaway and Bowers.
Push-up Piano Players and Vorsetzers -- by Robbie Rhodes

Aeolian Keytop Player Ad, circa 1950 -- courtesy Dave Kerr
Photos from John Tuttle (Player-Care) -- courtesy John A. Tuttle
Robbie Rhodes, Jody Kravitz & Beatrice Robertson -- at MBSI meeting in Solana Beach CA, 13 Feb 1999.  Photo courtesy Kathleen Eric.
Welte Remote Pump -- by Vicki Webb
"Melodette!" -- A player glockenspiel from 1873, courtesy Philip Jamison
110-key Gavioli at Euclid Beach Park -- by Tim Trager
Standard Pneumatic Action Company -- by Robbie Rhodes
Portable Reed Organs -- by Robbie Rhodes
Piano Roll Retail Identification Labels -- by Karl Ellison

Pictures from Etude Magazine -- by Karl Ellison

Unknown 4-tune Serinette in Australia  -- by Ralph Meyer

Seabreeze Park Carousel Organ -- by Matthew Caulfield, photos courtesy Rick Inzero
Advertisement for 1976 Duo/Art Player by Aeolian -- Courtesy Al Pebworth

Telektra Paper Roll Reader -- Courtesy Bob Billings

Player Organ for Cruise Ship MS Zaandam -- Courtesy Elbert Pluer

Seventails Productions / Pooker Organ Division -- Courtesy of Vicki Webb
  • Metal Trumpet Pipe
  • Trumpet Pipe & Dolceanna
  • Band Organ
  • CEO (feline)
    H.G. Johnson Nickelodeon -- Courtesy of Tom Dawson


  • Getz Steam Calliope -- Courtesy of Kathy E. Getz Santiago
    Staib-Abendschein Mastertouch Advertising Poster -- Courtesy of Dean Randall
    Musical Liquor Cabinet -- Courtesy of Bill Wineburgh
    Transposing Duo-Art Tracker Bar -- Courtesy of Ed Hayden
    Wurlitzer 165 Band Organ at Glen Echo Park, Maryland -- Courtesy Matthew Caulfield.
    Wurlitzer 165 Band Organ owned by John Malone-- Courtesy Marc Elbasani

    The Laterna - A Greek Barrel Piano -- Photos courtesy of Gerry Bay.   In Digest 98.07.12, Gerry Bay described a cart mounted crank operated instrument. Here are some pictures to go along with his article. 
  • Isle of Capri Player Piano-- Courtesy of Ron Kern
  • Isle of Capri Player Piano, Percussion Close up -- Courtesy of Ron Kern
  • Isle of Capri Player Piano, Steel Drum Close-up -- Courtesy of Ron Kern
  • Isle of Capri Player Piano -- Courtesy of Ron Kern
  • Isle of Capri Player Piano -- Courtesy of Ron Kern
  • Isle of Capri Player Piano -- Courtesy of Ron Kern


  • Mastertouch Artists Edith Murn -- Courtesy of Robert Perry
  • Mastertouch Artists Laurel Pardey -- Courtesy of Robert Perry


  • Limonaire -- Courtesy of  Hal Davis


  • Stinson Organ Pictures -- Courtesy of Rick Inzero


  • Robot Band, The Story -- Courtesy of Rick Cooley
  • Robot Band, Another View -- Courtesy of Rick Cooley
  • Robot Band -- Courtesy of Rick Cooley
  • Robot Band, Hi Resolution View -- Courtesy of Rick Cooley


  • Welte Motor and Control Switch -- Courtesy of John Burton, Australia


  • Vacuum Operated Pouch Tool -- Courtesy of John Tuttle


  • Dogbert Listening to an Antique Phonograph -- Courtesy of Scott Currier


  • Ignaz Blasius Bruder Organ (Drehorgel) with 17 figures -- Courtesy of Wolfgang Brommer
  • Ignaz Blasius Bruder Organ -- Courtesy of Wolfgang Brommer, Waldkirch
  • Ignaz Blasius Bruder Organs -- Courtesy of Hans van Oost, Holland


  • Santa "pumping" cartoon -- Courtesy of Jim Canavan


  • Organ at Uniting Church of Australia in Forest St. in Bendigo, Courtesy of Michael Waters


  • Musicano Manual Page 1, Courtesy of Hauke Marxen
  • Musicano Manual Page 2, Courtesy of Hauke Marxen
  • Musicano Manual Page 2, Courtesy of Hauke Marxen
  • Musicano Manual Page 4, Courtesy of Hauke Marxen
  • Musicano Picture 1, Courtesy of Beatrice Robertson
  • Musicano Picture 2, Courtesy of Beatrice Robertson


  • Image of a Steam Calliope seen near Seattle in 1983
  • Image of a Steam Calliope seen near Seattle in 1983


  • Ampico Smokestack
  • Angelo Rulli, Grinding
  • Cordephon Disk Image
  • Ingmar Krause cranking his Konzert Raffin monkey organ
  • An Interesting Leather Nut Tool


  • Image of a Player Piano sought by Andy Taylor
  • Disintegrating pouch made of Perflex fabric


  • Image of a very old Barrel Organ
  • Image of the Facade of a very old Barrel Organ
  • Image of the barrel of a very old Barrel Organ
  • Image of a folded bass pipe from a very old Barrel Organ


  • Shut-off Pneumatic for 1960 vintage Aeolian Player Piano



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