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Welte-Mignon History
A Short History of the Welte-Mignon in USA
compiled by Robbie Rhodes

EmilWelte1c.jpg (47 kb)
Photo courtesy Gerhard Dangel, Welte Archive, Augustinermuseum, Freiburg.  At the far
right is Emil Welte, seated next to him is Edwin Welte.  Gerhard says, "The photo seems to be
made in the USA, but I'm not sure. The wardrobe of those gentlemen doesn't look really European."
Please write to <editor@foxtail.com> if you can help identify the others.
Large image: EmilWelte1.jpg (184 kb)

1.  Introduction: English - Deutsch - Nederlands - Française - Português - Español - Italiano
2.  Chronology
2.  Welte firms & products
3.  The "Licensee" system
4.  Music rolls for the Welte-Mignon & "Licensee" systems


decal.jpg (36 kb)
ca. 1913
References:

1. Conversations in 1990 with historians Charles Davis Smith and Ron Sanchez of  The Player Shop, Monrovia, California, who graciously offered photocopies of Welte adverts and publications.

2. The Welte-Mignon: It's Music and Musicians, by Charles Davis Smith and Richard James Howe; © 1994 by Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors' Association [AMICA]; published for AMICA by the Vestal Press Ltd., Vestal, New York.  ISBN 1-879511-17-7

3. Player Piano Treasury, by Harvey N. Roehl, © 1961 by  Harvey N. Roehl; published by The Vestal Press, Vestal, New York.



Compilation copyright 2002-2004 by Robbie Rhodes and Mechanical Music Digest
rev. 14 August 2002, 8 January 2004
 

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