Cremona Coin Piano

Location: Music Hall

Manufacture date: May 15, 1912

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This rare piano is one of the first coin-operated pianos still in operating condition. Currently, there are only around a dozen of this model still in existence. It originated in Chicago by the Marquette Piano Co. who made thousands of coin pianos in various cabinet styles, all playing 10-tune style A rolls. This model includes a mandolin attachment, which adds a bright mandolin-like tone periodically during the music. Watching the Cremona play is a treat as the clear glass windows that peer into the machine give you a first-hand look at how the instrument works.