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SPINET-PIANOLA
A  MECHANICAL  PLAYER-PIANO



SPINET-PIANOLA, A PLAYER-PIANO    PIANOLA, Inc. NewYork / USA  (1960)
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This beautiful ArtDeco PIANOLA came in good condition, together with
the original bench, 48 music rolls, an owner's manual & contemporary
catalogs of music rolls from  AEOLIAN  &  Q-R-S.

T E C H N I C A L   D A T A       ( SN = 19954 )      MODEL  » P 66 «
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Ultra Compact:   Height = 38_3/4" ;  Depth = 26" ;  Width = 45"
Full 64-note keyboard ( five-and-one-half octaves )
Solid copper wound brass strings for improved tone
5-ply all-wood case
"Rink-a-tink" extension

(A)  Used as a  " N O R M A L "  PIANO  with a 64-note keyboard
     ( Music roll and pump pedals are located behind doors )
(B)  Used as a  " P L A Y E R - P I A N O "  with MUSIC ROLLS ...

It works on vacuum principle: The flipped-out FOOT PEDALS activate
a "VACUUM CHAMBER". A series of small BELLOWS are attached to this
"vacuum chamber" - One bellow for every note. Each time a hole in
the MUSIC ROLL exposes a hole in the "TRACKER BAR", the outside
(normal pressure) air get pulled in.  The movable side of this
bellow, with its attached hammer, strikes its piano string and
falls back, when the hole is covered by paper again.

     Have a Look INSIDE THE PIANOLA ...

T H E    P I A N O L A    H I S T O R Y  ...
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PLAYER_PIANO-Page, PIANOLA_INSTITUTE & WIKIPEDIA are good sources ...

     

     http://www.pianola.com/pphist.htm
     http://www.pianola.org/history.html
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Player_piano

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     The     M U S I C    R O L L S       Xmas = (*)
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             A E O L I A N
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     1056    Beer_Barel Polka
     1097    Love Letters In The Sand
     1123    Sunny Side Of The Street
     1128    Stormy Weather
     1252    Ebb Tide
     1162    Easter Parade
     1390    That_Gosh_Darn Two_Step_Rag
     1478    Lisbon Antigua
     1493    Rose of Washington Square

             Q - R - S
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     919     Pretty Little Rainbow
     1537    Star Of The East (*)
     3313    Christmas Chimes (*)
     3316    Away In A Manger (*)
     3319    The First Noel (*)
     7409    Friendly_Tavern Polka
     8040    Till The End Of Time
     8312    Happy Birthday To You
     8316    There'll Be Some Changes Made
     8626    The_Old_Piano_Roll Blues
     8681    Frosty The Snow Man (*)
     8691    Charleston
     8825    Black_And_White Rag
     8861    As Time Goes By
     8898    Suzy Snowflake (*)
     9240    Nyttin' For Christmas (*)
     9283    Sleigh Ride (*)
     9323    I'll Be Seeing You
     9342    Canadian Sunset
     9385    C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S (*)
     9497    Scott Joplin's Ragtime Piano Medley (1)
     9520    Liechtensteiner Polka
     9525    Autumn Leaves
     9563    Seventy Six Trombones
     9596    Dream
     9646    The Chipmunk Song (*)
     9650    Star Dust
     9857    Scott Joplin's Ragtime Piano Medley (2)
     9871    The Stripper
     9879    The Alley Cat Song
     9937    Dominique
     9940    Charade
     12928   Silver Sleigh Bells (*)
     66340   Kitten On The Keys
     10-057  Spanish Eyes
     10-090  Somewhere My Love ( "Doctor Zhivago" )
     10-093  Chrismas Greetings (* Big Roll )
     10-113  The Impossible Dream
     614680  Dizzy Fingers

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