The Orchestrion – Music In A Big Way

“An orchestrion…is like a souped-up player piano from the early 1900s. These automatic music machines encased in beautiful wood cabinets don’t just play piano but also drums, bells, and pipes that can imitate violins as well as woodwinds and horns. As MP3 players get smaller and smaller, certain people are rejecting this miniaturization of the music-listening experience and full-on embracing orchestrion nostalgia.”

See full article here:

The iPod’s 4,000-Pound Grandfather | Collectors Weekly.

 

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