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Magnus Player Organ
By Dean Randall

Does anyone know what on earth the "Magnus 5200 Organ" was?  I know the
name Magnus only from those miserable toy-like organs produced in the
early 1960s.  The 5200 was apparently some variety of player organ.

At any rate, there are at present offered on "that on-line auction",
a number of rolls. The label information is:

  Magnus 5200 Organ
  Self Player Roll
(and then title information - most seem to contain 3 selections)
  Magnus Harmonica Corp.
  Newark 5, New Jersey

The copyright information specifies 1952.  So far as I can tell from
the pictures, the rolls appear to be about normal piano roll size, but
the photos may exaggerate the size.

Does anyone know what these rolls were for?

Dean Randall  ~ Shaken, not stirred, in Western Washington State ~

(Message sent Fri 9 Mar 2001, 07:33:00 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

Key Words in Subject:  Magnus, Organ, Player

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