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Mechanical Music Stored In a Home With Tenants
By Peter Neilson

Rich Ingram reports in 170914 MMDigest:

> FS: 15,000+ Piano Rolls
> I have the desire to rent out my home (actually just a large part
> thereof), and I need the space that the rolls are occupying.

Allow me to suggest to owners of musical and other treasures that
it is a poor idea to allow tenants into space that might hold these

About 50 years ago my grandmother rented out the house in which she
and my grandfather had lived.  A few years later one of my brothers
reported, "Those tenants destroyed the old Edison cylinder machine in
the basement." That was the first I had even known of the machine's

Even if the tenants promise not to open the Forbidden Door into the
Sealed Room, be assured that they or their children _will_ get in
there, if only to find out why it's sealed.  Everything in there is
then fair game to be repurposed for gymnastics or target practice.

Peter Neilson

(Message sent Sat 16 Sep 2017, 17:45:55 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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