This is similar to a crank roller organ, except this works with hammers and bars instead of bellows and reeds. This instrument is obviously in need of major restoration, but certainly savable. This will be a cool player if you have some time and talent. Measures approximately 12 3/4″ long, by 9 1/2″ wide(not including the crank) and 5 tall. This melodette is rusty, missing 2 bars, and has a broken wood deck piece. The cast iron has no breaks, and nothing is frozen. I found a picture of an original machine to aid in your restoration. There is also an ad for this instrument which follows the description. Please view all images below the description. Photos will give an accurate representation, and best tell the story. Most marvellous mechanical invention of the age. It will play any tune that ever. Was written, in a melodious and pleasing manner.
Produced in a masterly style, and it can be played by a child as well as by a. Grown person, and will furnish music for social gatherings of any description, playing hour after hour, without any knowledge of music being required in the.
The most wonderful of all musical inventions; a machine which in a. Purely mechanical manner produces any kind of music, waltzes, polkas, marches, etc. Without any practice or knowledge of music whatever; in this respect.
Far superior to any music-box, even though it costs many times as much, for. There is no limit whatever to the number of tunes it will play. This on a somewhat similar principle to the wonderful phonograph, the a flexible strip producing the effect. It has just been perfected the. Accompanying cut showing it in its improved form, and is having the largest. Sale ever obtained by a musical instrument in the country. Cases in imitation of green bronze; the notes or bars (the music producers) are. Metal, on same principle as a tuning-fork, which produce clear and most. Melodious notes, and never get out of tune; the bars are struck by strikers, the. Same as the wires are in a piano, only they work automatically instead of by the.
The strip of prepared paper in which the tune is stamped or perforated, is about 10 inches wide, and as it passes through the rollers and over the keys. The strikers spring through the perforations in the paper and strike the right.
Note; this is all done automatically, without any assistance from the operator. (except turning the rollers), and the tune is played perfectly. Of the most appropriate presents to make anyone, especially where there is no. Its execution is admirable, and its capacity or. The music is fine, and.
The regular retail price of the melodette is only $5, including a selection of popular tunes. Address, the massachusetts organ co. 57 washington street boston, mass.
Special offer – agents wanted – we wish a good. Will send a sample instrument to any one wishing to act as our agent, for $3.25, boxed free, including music price lists, etc.
$50 a week easily made. Please note: i do not use second chance offers. If you receive one, it is a scam. If you require a specific carrier, please inform me before i send an invoice.
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