This music strip was made by an undetermined maker in France, around 1888-1892. It is a Melotrope perforated paper music strip for a mechanical piano player that is placed on top of a keyboard that depresses the keys. It is strip No. 144 - EN R'VENANT D'LA R'VUE (March), by Desormes, with a range of 37 notes. This strip is accessioned with Melotrope piano player (Cat. MI.30409.01).
This instrument features U. S. Patent #371422, dated October 11, 1887, by Jules Carpentier for a mechanical keyboard player.
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