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Faventia Roller Piano
By Lelland Fletcher

I recently purchased a loud roller piano at auction.  It is made in
Barcelona, Spain, and is about 2' tall by 2 1/2 ' wide and 1' deep,
bright red with bright yellow trim.  Can anyone please give me
information as to the history and value of this machine?

I say it is loud, which I presume means that it needs tuning, which
I am unable to do presently, but might be able to learn.  So, anyway,
this is all new to me, and is my first "piano"!  It plays 6 tunes:
Dr.  Zhivago, Espana Cani, O Solo Mio, Trink Bruderlein, La Vie En Rose
and Ramona.

According to the condition of the machine and the tunes it plays it is
certainly a modern reproduction.  However, I found an ad in the British
Music Box Journal, 1984 edition, with one for sale.  Thanks to anyone
with information.

Lelland Fletcher, San Diego

(Message sent Tue 3 Mar 1998, 06:55:37 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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