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Polyphon Playing “Annie Laurie”

This is the 1890 Polyphon Mechanical Music Machine. It is a fairly recent addition, and has become a fast favourite! It is a rare coin operated version that would have been found in a commercial setting like a drug store, ect.,  for entertainment. The predecessor of the “JukeBox” A large metal disc rotates as “combs” […]

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Chautauqua Roller Organ

One of the many examples of Mechanical Music Machines, the Chautauqua Roller Organ plays music using a bellows that blows air over reeds and reads the music from metal pinned “cobs”.

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