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Player Pianos - Everyone Needs One!

Posted on April 7, 2018 at 12:35 AM

The financially cautious mechanical music enthusaist will often want instruments far out of their price range, but certainly you know you can get a working player piano for free? Right?


The average 88 note player piano is undoubtedly the most underrated mechanical instrument in existence.

While there are certainly pianos that are...

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The Mills Collection of Original Wurlitzer 150 Band Organ Rolls

Posted on March 29, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Finding 'lost' band organ rolls has always been somthing important to me,

There are dozens music rolls across every scale imaginable that haven't been found nor recut. While the Wurlitzer 150 band organ scale is just one of many scales to 'scout out' rolls, I've acquired a number of originals, several of which are one-of-a-kind. This isn't including other rolls I have h...

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The Wurlitzer 153: America's Most Popular Carousel Organ

Posted on March 22, 2018 at 8:30 PM

Of all the dozens of makes and models of band organs, there are more Wurlitzer 153 band organs on carousels today than of any other type of organ. In fact, in the coming year, around 12 carousels across the United States will be operating to the sound of a style 153 Wurlitzer. That's not even counting the many more in private collections and several sitting in amusement park storage facilities. In total, there are likely around 60-80 of this model still around out of the rou...

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