Player Piano, 1910-1920

Summary

Player pianos enjoyed enormous success from the 1890s through the 1920s. During this time, over 2 1/2 million were sold to Americans eager to have piano music at home -- without having to spend many hours in practice. Coin-operated versions, like this Seeburg Company model, provided patrons with the latest music in public establishments during the early 20th century.

Player pianos enjoyed enormous success from the 1890s through the 1920s. During this time, over 2 1/2 million were sold to Americans eager to have piano music at home -- without having to spend many hours in practice. Coin-operated versions, like this Seeburg Company model, provided patrons with the latest music in public establishments during the early 20th century.

Artifact

Player piano

Date Made

1910-1920

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

62.40.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Anna Stachowski.

Material

Oak (Wood)
Spruce (Wood)
Metal
Stained glass (Material)
Ivory (Tooth component)

Dimensions

Height: 57 in

Width: 64 in

Length: 28 in

Inscriptions

J.P. Seeburg / Electric / Upright Grand J P Seeburg Piano Co / Chicago Holtzer-Cabot Electric Co. // 1/8 Hp. // 101 volts.

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