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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


Vendor(AAIMM) Association des Amis des Instruments et de la Musique Mécanique
PrésidentPierre-André Jouglet; 14, allée de la Croix-Noailles, 78250-Meulan, France
Tel/Fax+33 (0) 890 710 231
InfoEstablished 1976 by Claude Marchal

VendorAmerican Carousel Society, The
Cont1Mary Jenkins, Executive Secretary
Addr3845 Telegraph Road, Elkton MD 21921-2442 USA

VendorAssociation des Amis des Automates,
AddrPoupées et Jouets Anciens
DescAssociation For Automata And Dolls
ContPrésident: Christian Bailly, l rue du Dahomey, F-75011 Paris
WebPage (???)

VendorAMICA International
ContactBill Chapman, Membership Secretary
Addr53685 Avenida Bermudas, La Quinta, CA 92253-3586 USA
Phone(760) 560-2951
EmailBill Chapman, Membership Secretary
QuoteAMICA = Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors Association, Int..
DescMany regional chapters with regular meeting and an annual convention. A nonprofit, tax exempt group devoted to the restoration, distribution and enjoyment of musical instruments using perforated paper music rolls and perforated music books. AMICA was founded in San Francisco in 1963. Advertising goes to Prof. Mike Kukral, Publisher. Publishes a bimonthly Bulletin and periodically reprints historic original literature and materials

VendorAssociation des Amis du Musée de Musique Mécanique des Gets
AddrPrésident: Denis Bouchet, Musée des Gets, 74260 Les Gets
Phone+33 (0) 450798575

VendorAustralia Mechanical Music Society, Inc.
ContactNorman Stallard
Addr41 The Highway, Mt. Waverly 3149, Victoria Australia
Phone/Fax(61) (0) 3 9807 8877

VendorAustralian Mechanical Organ Society Inc.

VendorAssociazione Italiana Musica Meccanica
AddrPresidente: Franco Severi
Phone/Fax: +39 547 346046
QuotePresidente onorario: Antonio Latanza

VendorAustralian Collectors of Mechanical Musical Instruments (ACMMI)

VendorBritish Organ Grinder's Association
ContactMembership Secretary: Tony York, 45 Ling Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S40 3HT U.K.
Phone+44 (0) 1246 23 1608.
DescThe British Organ Grinders Association was set up in 1991 by the late Peter Churchard along with a handful of British enthusiasts who decided that some kind of club was needed for hand-turned organ enthusiasts. Since those days, the British Organ Grinders' Association has grown to almost 500 members all over the world.

VendorAustralian Collectors Of Mechanical Musical Instruments
AddrIan Savins, 19 Waipori Street St., Ives 2075 Sydney Australia
Phone+61 02 449 5296

VendorClub Deutscher Drehorgelfreunde e.V.
ContactPresident: Wilfried Hommerich -->
AddrAn der Dbne 47, 53119, Bonn-Tannenbusch Germany
Phone+49 02 28/66 9482.
Fax+49 02 28/66 4991.

VendorCarousel Organ Association of America (COAA)
Addrc/o Mike Schoeppner, COAA Treasurer, 12906 Raytown Rd, Kansas City, MO 64149

VendorConservatoire Autonome des Boîtes à Musique
AddrEtienne Blyelle, 11, Bd du Pont d`Arve, CH-1205 Genève Switzerland
DescJournal produced once per year.

VendorCompagnie Manivelles et Petits trous
AddrLe Martineix, 87460 Bujaleuf France
Phone+33 05 55 69 56 14
Fax+33 05 55 69 55 60

VendorDutch Organ Society
InfoSupported by The Royal Dutch Organists Association

VendorEnglish National Association
AddrMain Library, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN U.K.
DescNational Fairground Archive
Phone+44 (0) 114-222 7231
Fax+44 (0) 114-273 9826

VendorFair Organ Preservation Society
AddrPresident, Don Robinson Esq.
Cont1Chairman, Peter Haywood.
Cont2Editor: David Smith (
Cont3Membership: John Page, 17 Ousebank Way, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1JY, UK17 Ousebank Way, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1JY, UK
Phone/Fax+44 (0)1908 263717

VendorFriends of the Musical Museum
Addr68 Brentford High Street, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 OBD U.K.
Phone+44 (0)181 560 8108

VendorFriends of Pianola Institute
CommentFounder: Rex Lawson
Cont1Secretary: Clair Cavanagh -->
Cont143 Great Percy St., London WC1X 9RA U.K.
DescJournal/Info: Mike Davies --> The Granary, Fenny Compton Wharf, Royal Leamington Spa, Warks CV33 0XE U.K.

VendorInternational Drehorgelfreunde Berlin
AddrFrau Wolf, Frankenstrasse 5, D-10781 Berlin Germany
Phone+49 30 21612126

VendorGesellschaft des Museums für Musikautomaten Seewen (GMS) [Switzerland]
PresidentGeorg Hofmeier
AdressBollhübel 1, CH-4206 Seewen, Switzerland
Phone+ 41 61 915 98 86
Fax+ 41 61 915 98 90

VendorGesellschaft für Selbstspielende Musikinstrumente (GSM) e.V.
[Society For Self-playing Music Instruments]
AddrRalf Smolne, President
AddrEmmastr. 56, D-45130 Essen, Germany
ContactSecretary: Dr. Walter Tenten. or
WebPage (German/English Languages)
DescThe "Society for Self-Playing Musical Instruments" was founded in 1975 with the aim of investigating, maintaining and encouraging the cultural tradition of self-playing musical instruments. This international association has around 700 members, among them many institutions such as musicological institutes and national libraries, but in particular collectors and lovers of these instruments. The Society's journal, which is published several times a year and distributed free to the Society's members, includes specialist contributions on mechanical instruments and their music as well as the latest information and collectors' announcements. Society activities include collectors' meetings, exhibitions and fairs where collectors can buy and exchange, and sight-seeing tours.

VendorHarmonium Vereniging Nederland (HVN)
EmailFrans van der Grijn
DescHarmonium Society of The Netherlands

VendorHorn & Whistle Society, The
DescDedicated to the preservation, increase, and dissemination of knowledge regarding horns, whistles, sirens, bells and other acoustic devices used in signaling and warning applications in industrial, municipal, maritime and railroad environments.

VendorInternational Vintage Phonograph & Mechanical Music Society
AddrSecretaire General: Kees Nijsen, 19 Mackaylaan, 5631 NM Eindhoven Netherlands

VendorInternational Midi Association
Addr5316 West 57th St Los Angeles, CA 90056, USA
Phone(415) 321-MIDI

VendorLes Fadas de la Musique Mécanique
AddrPrésident: André David Gamet Sud, F-47240 Bon-Encontre
Phone/Fax+33 (0)5 53 96 92 93

VendorLes Joyeux Tourneurs De Manivelles {Merry Crank Turners}
ContactSarl Sedii
AddrCanta Aoussel, 34130, Mudaison - France
DescFait des organes, les automatise et programmation.
Phone33 04 67 70 30 04

VendorKring Van Draaiorgelvrienden
Vendor(Dutch Society For The Preservation Of Fair Organs)
ContactGeneral Secretary/Webmaster: Dr. Hans van Oost
AddrNaaldwijkseweg 262 NL 2691 PW's-Gravenzande
EditorTom Meijer, Wilgenstraat 24, VS Goes NL-4462
Membership SecretaryHerman Meddeler, Mastwijkerdijk 78, NL 3417 BT Netherlands
WebPage (Dutch/English Languages)
DescThe KVD is a Dutch society for the preservation of fair organs, street-organs, dance hall organs, orchestrions and other automatic musical instruments; their history and development, and their present situation.

VendorMechanical Music Digest
OwnerRobbie Rhodes, Jody Kravitz
AddrThe Foxtail Group, P.O. Box 502230, San Diego CA 92150-2230 USA
DescA world-wide moderated forum discussing all aspects of automatic music. E-mail notes and letters are accumulated daily, lightly edited to help assure international comprehension, and then broadcast to all subscribers.

VendorMusical Box Society International (MBSI)
ContactMatthew Caulfield
Contact3902 Culver Rd., Rochester, NY 14622-1257 USA
PresidentB. Bronson, Box 154, Dundee, MI 48131 U.S.A.
AdministratorJacque Beeman
PublisherRosanna Harris
DescrMBSI=Musical Box Society International, publishes regular bulletins.

VendorMechanical Organ Owners Society
Cont1Chairman: Peter Craig
Cont2Editor: Robert (Boz) Oram. --> Diplands Court, St. Mary Bourne, Andover, Hants, SP11 6AP U.K.
Phone2+44 (0)1264 738260
Cont3Membership/Correspondence: Jeremy Brice -->
Cont316 Robin Place, Boundary Way, Gartson Watsford, Hertfordshire WD2 7SL U.K.
Phone3+44 (0) 1923 662998

VendorMechaMusica (Belgain Society)
DescThe first Belgain society with a focus on mechanical musical instruments

VendorMusica Mecanica (Philippe Rouille)
DescStreet organs, automatic pianos, music boxes, with many photos and music. A large site devoted to Mechanical Music, maintained by Philippe Rouille within the site of the Musée des Arts et Metiers in Paris. You will find a complete list of specialized Museums and Associations throughout the world, an agenda of collectors meetings and events, descriptions of instruments, and many links to other mechanical music Web sites.
LangEn Français, English, und auf Deutsch.

VendorMechanical Organ Owners Society
AddrPresident: Roger Burville
Cont1Chairman: Peter Craig
Cont2Editor: Robert (Boz) Oram. --> Contact
Phone+44 (0)1264 738260. Fax: +44 (0)1264 738812
Cont3Membership/Correspondence: Jeremy Brice --> 16 Robin Place, Boundary Way, Garston Watford, Hertfordshire WD2 7SL U.K.
Phone+44 (0) 1923 662998

VendorMusical Box Society Of Great Britain
DescPublishes a quality magazine quarterly on all types of automatic musical instruments. Archivist of M.B.S.G.B. is compiling tune catalogues for many instruments which will help you to identify tunes with partially complete labels. Please send number, title, composer and size/make of instrument the music you have is for. Currently working on Ariston 16-, 19-, 24-, 36-note, Amorette 16-, 18-, 24-, 36-note, Clariophon, Gem Cobs 20- & 32-note, Aeolian 46-note, Cecelian 65-note, _all_ types and sizes of disc musical boxes, particularly need Polyphon 11-, 15-, 19- and 24-inch sizes. Also Pianostyle 88-note.

VendorMusica Meccanica
AddrMassino Monaco, Borgo la Noce, 7, 50123 Firenze Italy
Phone/Fax0039 - 0559179089
WebPage (Italian Language)

VendorNederlandse Klokkenspel-Vereniging (Netherlands Carillon Society)
ContactSecretary: Jos Mijland, Poeldrik 30, 6681 VH Bemmel, Netherlands
Phone+31 (0)481 46 25 67

VendorNational Carousel Association
DescSince 1973 the National Carousel Association has been working to keep America's remaining carousels in operation. Through a wide range of programs and projects, the NCA has participated in the restoration and preservation of many of the antique carousels in operation in our country today.

VendorNorthwest Player Piano Association
ContSecretary: Everson Whittle
ContParamont Organ Studios
Phone+44 (0) 1204 529939

VendorNederlandse Pianola Vereniging
Cont1Secretary: Secretariaat van de Nederlandse Pianola Vereniging, Chopinrode 25, 2717 BH Zoetermeer, Nederland
Cont2Membership Secretary: Hendrik Strengers

VendorPianola Institute, The
Cont1Secretary: Claire L'Enfant -->
Cont143 Great Percy St., London WC1X 9RA U.K.
DescPublishers of The Pianola Journal (for more information on the journal, see the website, or contact Claire L'Enfant at the Email address above.
QuoteThe Friends of the Pianola Institute Chairman: Mike Davies The Granary, Fenny Compton Wharf, Southam, Warwickshire CV47 2FE
CommentFounded 1985

VendorPerforons la Musique
DescJournal: Les Cahiers de Perforons
AddrLorraine et J. Pierre Aressy, 27 rue Labat de Savignac, F-31500 Toulouse

VendorPhonogrammarchiv of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
AddrLiebiggasse 5, A-1010, Vienna, Austria
DescThis organization's goal is to document mechanical musical instruments and to preserve their musical repertoire.

VendorPlayer Piano Group
Cont1George Fleming, membership Secretary
Addr2 St. Giles Barton, Hillesley Gloucs GL12 8RG U.K.
ContEditor: Julian Dyer
DescQuarterly bulletins, local meetings.

VendorPlayer Piano Association of South Wales & The West
ChairmanGerald Atherton:
SecretaryHazel Atherton:
AddressRose Glen, Bristol Road, Churchill, Winscombe, North Somerset BS25 5NJ UK:
Phone01934 852670
DescriptionActive group of mechancial music enthusiasts, local meetings South Wales and the West of England.

VendorRitournelles et Manivelles
ContactAssociation de Défense des Joueurs d'orgue de Barbarie Professionnels
Addr22 rue Maryse Hilsz, 75020 Paris.
Phone+33 0143562432
Fax+33 0130927317

VendorReed Organ Society
ContactJames Quashnock - Membership Secretary
Addr3575 Hwy 258 E,. Wichita Falls, TX 76308-7037 USA

VendorThe Reproducing Piano Roll Foundation
ContactAlbert M. Petrak - Founder
Addr4800 Country Lane, Warrensville Hts, Ohio 44128-6101

VendorSociété Française de Campanologie Cloches et Carillions/Bells & Carillons/Glocken und Glockenspiele
ContactPrésident: M. Eric Sutter -->
Addr41 bis Avenue de Charlebourg, F-92250, La Garenne Colombes France
Fax+33 01478580

VendorSchweizerischer Verein der Freunde Mechanischer Musik (SFMM)
PresidentHansjoerg Surber
AdressRickenstrasse 4, CH-8730 Uznach

VendorMusic Organizations @
Desc... This is within the Harmony City commercial site.

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