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Instrument name

Manufacturer

Model

Date and 
place of manufacture

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Instrument status

Short description

Technology used

Media played

Owner

Rarity (guess at working examples worldwide)

Date acquired

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Piano Melodico

42

M

7

Draft

2024-05-16

Piano Melodico

Giovanni Racca

Piano Melodico

c. 1900

Bologna (Italy)

Private house

Hand turned

Hand turned

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This instrument consists of steel strings in an iron frame, played with felt hammers. These are mechanically activated from a punched cardboard book, driven by a hand operated crank. It has a range of 6 octaves – 73 notes.

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Cardboard book music.

Musical Museum

1964

Donated by Mr. Oliver J. Roberts.

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