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Harvard Automatic Chime Bells
By Dick Bueschel

Continuing my use of the world's finest research source:  Does anybody
know if a Harvard Automatic Chime Bells still exists.  It was made by
Harvard Automatic Machinery Company, located at 7803 Madison Avenue
in Cleveland, Ohio.  It was patented and made by a man named Heene,
and it came out in 1898, just as the pianos were taking over.

It is a boxed machine that looks like an Encore banjo, except it plays
chime bells -- five minutes for a nickel.  It must have driven the
bartenders nuts!

If anybody wants a copy of the catalog page for this magnificent device
send me a S.A.S.E. and ask for it.  (Offshore mail, please send me an
addressed envelope, I'll stamp it.)

Richard M. Bueschel
414 N. Prospect Manor Avenue
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056-2046

(Message sent Fri 31 Oct 1997, 01:43:00 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  Automatic, Bells, Chime, Harvard

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