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Piano, Upright, Reproducing






Piano, Upright, Reproducing

Steinway Welte-Mignon



Freiburg, Germany

Private house

As required

240v AC


The serial number of this fine-toned Steinway instrument is 143019, indicating that it was manufactured about 1910. It incorporates the Welte reproducing system, whereby the piano plays not only the notes of a piece of music but also all the expression of the pianist who recorded the roll.

Pneumatic suction player piano mechanism with perforated piano rolls.

Welte “Green” paper rolls 100 hole tracker bar.

Musical Museum




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