Artifact Details

Title

Player Piano Roll

Catalog Number

102785522

Type

Physical object

Identifying Numbers

Other number 1.75 This number insicates the price.
Other number 19717 The number is printed on the manufacturers sticker. It appears to be a product number.
Other number 88 Indicates that the music is "Full scale 88 note"

Dimensions

overall: 12 in x 2 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in

Description

The object is a player piano roll titled, "Latest Ragtime Hits No. 4". The description of the hits is as follows: "Introducing (1) How Do You Do Miss Ragtime; (2) Hungarian Rag; (3) Pastime Rag; (4) Crazy Bone Rag." The arrangement of the songs is by Ellis Linder. Above the manufacturer's sticker, the following is stamped in blue, "This roll is guaranteed to fit any standard 88 note player; to be free from imperfections of material or workmanship; and to be an accurate copy of the score from which it was arranged. The adjustable tracking flange on this roll insures perfect tracking. TO OPERATE: With paper LOOSE on core hold clutch flange in palm of hand, with roll upright; lift tracking flange and strike down sharply. Tighten paper moderately, ALWAYS REPLACE RUBBER BAND AFTER USING."
There is a metal pull-tab at the end of the roll, which loops through a black faux leather end cap. The ends of the roll are capped with black plastic end caps, which read, "PAT APPLIED FOR."

Category

Memory & storage/other

Credit

Gift of Knute and Ginna Miller

Lot Number

X8832.2019