Meister Coin-Operated Nickelodeon Player Piano

This instrument was built from an ordinary Victorian Meister upright piano (built by the Rothschild Piano Company of Chicago), which was rebuilt and refinished with new player mechanisms added.

$18,000
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Specifications
  • YEAR: 1907
  • FINISH: Mahogany
  • STATUS: Restored
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Would you believe a piano could be so beautiful? This lavish Meister Nickelodeon Piano mesmerizes everyone that hears it. Besides the obvious aesthetic appeal, it also plays a 15-tune roll that automatically rewinds to play again! The magnificent stained glass panels depict humming birds and morning glory blossoms and are lighted from behind to display an array of blended jewels and colors. The case is made of beautifully carved mahogany and includes piano, mandolin effect, bass drum, snare drum, tympani effect, and tambourine. It plays one song per quarter, and is also equipped with a hidden on/off switch. The piano can still be played manually with or without the mandolin effect. A matching stool is included.

INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA

Meister Catalog 1910 Large illustrated color sales catalog from Rothschild & Company for their Meister brand piano, Circa 1910
Meister Catalog 1913 Large illustrated color sales catalog from Rothschild & Company for their Meister brand piano, Circa 1913
Meister Piano Advertisements Early 20th Century Advertisements For The Meister Piano Company

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