The Regina Company of Rahway, New Jersey was a major player in the 19th and early 20th Century music box industry. Established in the early 1890’s, Regina built music boxes, phonographs, coin operated pianos, and other miscellaneous musical movements by the thousands. Shortly after the turn-of-the-century, Regina offered a few models of player pianos for home use. It is unclear if Regina manufactured their own pianos, but some speculation does suggest that Regina actually sold pianos by other makers under the Regina name. Regina’s prime was right around 1900, and they were all but obsolete by the 1920’s era. Regina instruments across the board are of very good quality, and are very desirable among collectors today.
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Early 20th Century advertisement featuring the Regina line of player pianos for the home