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Piano / Orchestrion

Ludwig Hupfeld AG

Animatic Clavitist “S” Piano with Percussion Cabinet


Near Leipzig, German

Café, bar or similar

Electricity 240v

Electricity 240v

Hupfeld made a series of automatic player pianos which ranged from a basic piano through to complex models which combine a variety of other instruments. This one has the facility to have a ‘band box’ attached to it producing the sound of a small jazz band. It is also capable of being operated from a coin box making very suitable for a café or bar.


Special paper music rolls. 73 hole tracker bar

Musical Museum


Bought for £100 in 1971 from a lady who played it to accompany her young dancing pupils.

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