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Accession list letter and number

Status of this record and
date of last change of status

Instrument name



Date and 
place of manufacture

Intended for use in

Original Power source

Power source now

Instrument status

Short description

Technology used

Media played


Rarity (guess at working examples worldwide)

Date acquired

How acquired

Current location in Museum

Piano, Reproducing






Piano, Reproducing

Steck (piano) Aeolian (player mechanism)



Leipzig, Germany (piano)

Private home

240v ac suction pump, or foot pedals

240v ac suction pump, or foot pedals

Playable and frequently demonstrated on tours

A Steck upright piano, fitted with a pedal / electric Duo-Art reproducing system - Serial No. 59038.

Pneumatic suction player piano mechanism with perforated piano rolls. Option to play Duo-Art rolls to reproduce a known artist's actual performance.

Special Duo-art paper rolls or standard 88 note paper rolls using a 94 hole tracker bar.

Musical Museum


The instrument was presented to the Museum in 1972 by Mrs. M. J. Blennerhassett. Her father had worked for many years with the Aeolian Company.


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