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Polyphon Horror Story
By Michael Woolf

MMD has run piano horror stories; thought you might like a Polyphon
horror story:

"An innocent 19-5/8 inch Polyphon Model 104, brought right up-to-date
-- 1960s style.  Covered in horizontal wood-grain laminate with a
tasteful gilt edged knob.  An interesting recessed base, cleverly
designed as a kickboard, and with useful ball castors.  Most of the
dust-catching Victorian gingerbread has been stripped and of course
the old-fashioned clockwork motor has been discreetly hidden from view
by a solid wooden cover."

The Polyphon recently became the property of a friend here; fortunately
it didn't cost him any real money.  I was so horrified when I saw the
photo that I thought other enthusiasts might like it.  This animal
surfaced recently in New Zealand.

Michael Woolf

 [ See the photo at  -- Robbie

(Message sent Fri 1 Sep 2000, 23:09:15 GMT, from time zone GMT+1200.)

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