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Links to Resources for Mechanical Music
An organized list of resources related to Mechanical music, including firms who offer services and supplies for all types of mechanical musical instruments.

Compiled by / Send updates to: Jody Kravitz
Compilation Copyright (C) 1999-2017 by Jody S. Kravitz
Last updated: January 01 2016 10:28:35.

Piano Music Rolls - Sales/Perforators
Music Boxes, Disks, and Cylinders
No Longer In Business
Roll Mail Auctions
Organ Rolls / Strips / Cardboard
Restoration Supplies
Piano Discs
MIDI Supplies
Instrument Manufacturers
Museums / Libraries / Universities
Discussion Groups
Player and Reproducing Piano
Dealers and Restoration
Crank / Barrel-Organs
Appraisal and Shipping Services

Selected Books

VendorWiel Geraats
Desc"How to build a crank organ", by Walter Höffle, more than 70 pages counting description of a 20 key crank organ with 4 registers. This book is also available in Dutch and German.

VendorHechler Piano and Organ Services
DescA good selection of books and Mechanical Music reprints, including those obtained from the defunct "Player Piano Company" (PPC) on the "Store" link.

VendorPiano Forte Supply
OwnerJurgen Goering
Addr.232 Machleary St, Nanaimo, BC Canada V9R 2G6
Phone(250) 754-2440
International shippingyes
PaymentVisa, MasterCard, PayPal, check, money order
DescBooks on pianos and mechanical music - agent for Bochinsky publishers (Germany). Also supplier of fine materials and tools for piano restoration

VendorTodd Augsburger
DescRoller Organ Books

VendorBill Wineburgh
Addr22 Jill Terrace, Succasunna, NJ 07876 USA
Phone(973) 927-0484
DescSelling out-of-print books about mechanical music. Also occasionally selling piano rolls, musical boxes and discs for musical boxes. Maintains an online 'virtual' musicalbox museum at: Catalog is on the web site.

VendorMechanical Music Press-E
Addr70 Wild Ammonoosuc Rd., Woodsville, NH 03785 USA
Phone(877) 760-8243 or (603) 747-2636
Fax(603) 747-2636
DescExclusive distributor of "The Golden Age of Automatic Musical Instruments" by Arthur Reblitz. Massive 9"x12" 448-p. volume; 158,000 words, hundreds of beautiful color photographs. History, collecting stories, original pricing, technical info., many scales from "Treasures of Mechanical Music." $120 + $5 S/H single copy uninsured USA ground shipment. Contact MMP for shipping multiple copies, air mail, insurance, or international.

VendorNational Book Network
AddrP.O. Box 190, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214 USA
Phone(800) 462-6420 or (301) 731-9515
Fax(301) 459-2118
DescBooks with history, illustrations, technicalities about all forms of automatic music instruments. Purchased rights for most of the Vestal Press books.

VendorOrgan Literature Foundation, The
ContactHenry Karl Baker
Addr45 Norfolk Rd., Braintree, MA 02184-5918 USA

VendorPierce Piano Atlas
DescSite will also provide information for one piano, for a small fee.

VendorRon Bopp's Carousel Music
Addr55801 E 365, Jay OK 74346 USA
Phone(918) 786-4988
Fax(918) 786-8049
DescAuthor of "The American Carousel Organ", a photographic encyclopedia of American band organs made from 1895 to 1939. Available for $59.00, plus $5 for priority mail.

VendorNancy Fratti Music Boxes
OwnerNancy Fratti
AddrP.O. Box 400, Canastota, NY 13032-0400 USA
DescAntique Musical Box Restoration Supplies, Books, Recordings. 3 Catalogs are available: Restoration Supply Catalog (approx. 90 pages; tools, recordings, books, paper goods),$6.00 ($8.00 Overseas) Audio and Book Catalog, color illustrated, $3.00 ($6.00 Overseas) Reproduction Tune Card Catalog (for cylinder boxes), $3.50 ($6.00 Overseas)

VendorQRS Music
Addr1026 Niagara Street, Buffalo NY 14213 USA
International Shipping?YES
PaymentSee Website

VendorRobert M. Stanoszek
Addr17641 Sagamore Road, Walton Hills, Ohio 44146 USA
Phone(330) 467-8271
Fax(330) 467-7046
DescrWurlitzer building plans and voicing tips Model 104/105 Band Organ. Calliope building plans, Tangley model CA-43. Both of these books cover construction, voicing of pipes and places to obtain parts.

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