“Manualo” and “Modello” were two of the most popular brands of player piano mechanisms built and sold by the Baldwin Piano Company. Both Manualo and Modello player mechanisms appeared on pianos built exclusively under the “House of Baldwin” label including Baldwin, Hamilton, Ellington, Monarch, Howard and St. Regis. Both the Manualo and the Modello were popular from the 1905 – 1930 period.
INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA
Can you find your instrument listed in these antique catalogs?
Pages from an Ellington Piano Catalog featuring the Manualo Player Piano line, circa 1926
Pages from a Howard Piano Catalog featuring the Manualo Player Piano line, circa 1920