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Seek "Mission Style" Player Piano
By Terry Bender

My wife and I have been thinking of getting a player piano but would
like to combine our interest in mechanical music with that of our
interest in the Arts and Crafts (A & C) period in American history
(about 1895-1914).  The furniture is sometimes called "Mission" or
"that heavy brown furniture."  Gustav Stickley is the name most often
associated with this style.

In any case, we would like to find an 88-note player piano in the Arts
and Crafts (or "Mission") style but, having talked with two local experts
(East Coast), we are finding that they may be next to impossible to
find.  We have actually seen one A & C piano (non-player) and there was
another non-player on e-bay.  One collector-dealer has a 65-note A & C
player.  We would be interested if anyone out there knows of or has
seen an 88-note version.

Thanks for your help.

Terry Bender

(Message sent Sun 14 Mar 2004, 17:56:56 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  Mission, Piano, Player, Seek, Style

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