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Faventia Miniature Barrel Piano
By Ingmar Krause

[ Sam Marquez wrote in Digest 971231: ]

> Recently a client brought in a miniature (toy) barrel piano.  It was
> made by Faventia in Barcelona, Spain.  It's 16" wide, 17-3/4" tall,
> plays 6 selections, and is built just like a regular barrel (street)
> piano but in miniature.

Yep, that's the smallest one, as far as I know.

> There is a crank on the front left side to turn to play the selection
> and a crank on the side to select which song.  The case has hand-
> painted (not stenciled) decor-cornucopia, dove, etc.  Everything is
> original.  From the materials, it appears to have been made in
> the fifties.

As you said: just like a regular street piano... (err... hmm... well...
it IS one  :)  only in miniature, as said...)

> Does anyone have an idea of value for this toy instrument?  I am not
> selling it.  The client is curious and I told him I would seek your
> advice.  I have worked on several 'real' street pianos, but I
> couldn't resist taking this one on.  It's a charm.  And it's in
> perfect condition, just needs tuning.

Don't tune it too perfectly ;) pleeease.  So well, we won't sell ours,
either, and we have had it some time now;  but nevertheless I'll ask my
father what about value it was/is.  You'll get the info as soon as
I have it -- be patient  ;))

> Thanks for any input.

That's why I try my best.  :)

> Sam Marquez

greetings by(e) Ingmar Krause
ERlanger drehORGEL-Trio, Familie Krause,

(Message sent Sat 3 Jan 1998, 07:33:22 GMT, from time zone GMT.)

Key Words in Subject:  Barrel, Faventia, Miniature, Piano

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