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Unique Catalogue reference number

Accession list letter and number

Status of this record and
date of last change of status

Instrument name

Manufacturer

Model

Date and 
place of manufacture

Intended for use in

Original Power source

Power source now

Instrument status

Short description

Technology used

Media played

Owner

Rarity (guess at working examples worldwide)

Date acquired

How acquired

Current location in Museum

Piano & Violin, Self-playing

19

M

49

Draft

2024-04-23

Piano & Violin, Self-playing

Mills Novelty Company

Violano-Virtuoso

?

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Café, Ice Cream parlour, pub

110v DC 60cps

240v ac 50cps

Playable and frequently demonstrated on tours

Self-playing piano and violin

Electrically-read paper roll controlling motors and solenoids.

Proprietory paper rolls, typically with five tunes.

Musical Museum

2000

?

?

Gallery 1

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Weblinks

https://millsnovelty.com/

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