> [ Ed, I've heard that, "In 1923 more pianos were sold in the USA
> [ than babies were born, and 90% of them were player pianos."
> [ Have you ever seen confirmation of this impressive statistic?
In case Ed doesn't have the numbers, we can try a little mind
experiment in an attempt to validate this statistic. Answer the
multiple-choice census question with the mind-set that you're a
typical American couple in 1922/23:
Q: When looking for fun/entertainment, my spouse and I often like to:
a) Play our player-piano
b) Try to make babies
c) All of the above
d) None of the above
If the answer turns out to be a), I wonder if instrument adoption
agencies existed for couples that weren't able have pianos on their
[ "A reproducing piano, huh? What does it have, little spinets?"
[ "No, baby grands !" -- Robbie