Player Piano/Rolls/Original 1914 Color Advert - VIDEO AVAILABLE
Original, vintage, working English Duo Art Reproducing upright professional Pianola. c 1916. Manufactured for Aeolian at their factory in Hayes, Middlesex, England. Showcased at the Aeolian showroom on New Bond street, London. A rare beauty, few of these have survived destruction during WW1 and WW2.
VIDEO AVAILABLE at https://youtu.be/1uUKe3rW6YQ
Made of mahogany with brass fittings and detail, it is in good vintage condition for its age and providence. The casing has marks and wear, and could use professional cleaning. It comes from a home where it has brought joy and love so would need restoration to become a show piece. Sliding doors hide the roll store and pedals. A built-in music stand folds out from under the cover. Unlike the American Aeolian pianolas, the keys don't move when playing as this was considered “vulgar” to English gentry.
The opportunity to “give the gift of music” - as described in an original color two page advertisement for this type of Pianola in 1914 also provided in this lot.
With the pianola comes over 40 select original rolls - some wood Thermodist from turn of the century to 1960’s classics. Some valuable rolls ranging from Classical to Pop include: Liberace (recorded directly as he was playing), Scott Joplin, The Hebridean. Many collectible. The rolls come boxed aside from a few Thermodist where they have succumbed to age.
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Bij voorkeur afhalen in Haslemere (Verenigd Koninkrijk). Verzending is mogelijk op afspraak. Verzendkosten dienen te worden voldaan door de koper.
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