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Nelson and Wiggen Orchestrion
By Stephen Kent Goodman

In a message dated 96-06-29 16:52:38 EDT, you write:

> Subject: Nelson & Wiggen Orchestrion
> I have the opportunity to purchase a Nelson & Wiggen Orchestrion. I
> believe it is a Style 5, similar to the one pictured on page 133 of the
> Roehl, Player Piano Treasury. Would anyone care to give me a range of
> value? I know this is always difficult to do sight unseen. The
> instrument is complete, original condition, has 4 or 5 rolls, and of
> course, needs complete restoration. I want to be fair to the seller,
> so any input would be appreciated.
> Many thanks, Stacey Bowers.

Dear Stacey;

You shouldn't pay more than 5,000 - 10,000 dollars, providing the original drums are with it and the metal violin pipes are in good condition and complete. The case may need minor work and not major veneer work at that price.



(Message sent Sun 30 Jun 1996, 15:47:53 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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