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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, Electric

24

M

11

Draft

2024-04-23

Piano, Electric

Harper

?

1905

London

Café or Pub

240v AC

240v AC

?

The Harper Electric Piano is an early example of an electrically powered self-playing piano for use in public places. It has a wall mounted box for coin-in-the-slot operation.

Pneumatic suction player piano mechanism with perforated piano rolls.

Special paper music rolls using a 68 hole tracker bar. 61 holes for notes and 7 holes for controls

Musical Museum

1961

?

?

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