Cremona Photoplayer
Cremona Photoplayer
February 21, 2016
Cremona Coin Piano, Style G
Cremona Coin Piano, Style G
February 21, 2016

Cremona Coin Piano

Cremona Coin Piano

Manufacture date: May 15, 1912

Location: Music Hall

Song Title: Ill See You In My Dreams

This rare piano is one of the first coin-operated piano’s still in operating condition. Currently, there is 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 on how the instrument works.