Mudcat Café message #1235353 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #71953   Message #1235353
Posted By: Roger the Skiffler
28-Jul-04 - 03:49 AM
Thread Name: Seeking your knowledge of pianolas!
Subject: RE: Seeking your knowledge of pianolas!
We have one, but not this model (ours is a 1909-ish Grunert Hupfeld Player)inherited from Sheila's grandfather together with his worn collection of light classical rolls. We got more modern (Fats Waller & James P Johnston to Elvis)from US and Australian manufacturers through a couple of sources but, sadly, the man who restored ours, who was based in Slough, was killed in a car crash and the other roll supplier, a lawyer from East Anglia, doing it as a hobby, seems to have gone out of business. Very loud! Good exercise for the thigh muscles and great accompaniment for a nonmusician like me to bellow along with!

RtS