19 This was completely different from the O roll used by orchestrions built by the Operators Piano Co. of Chicago. ... By 1902, Roth aamp; Engelhardt advertised a new Peerless self-playing piano, another attachment for upright pianos but this ... time, the firm introduced the Style 44, a little keyboardless 44-note piano similar in concept to the Wurlitzer Pianino. ... If orchestrions were rated by the vigor and energy of their music, the Peerless O-roll orchestrion would be near the top of the list.
|Title||:||The golden age of automatic musical instruments|
|Author||:||Arthur A. Reblitz|
|Publisher||:||Mechanical Music Pr - 2001-08|