Melotrope Perforated Music Strip


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 number] - Gamme, 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.

Date Made: 1888-1892

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Carl Hering

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.304098.05Accession Number: 62985Catalog Number: 304098.05

Object Name: music strip

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1/16 in x 10 in x 4 3/4 in; .15875 cm x 25.4 cm x 12.065 cm


Record Id: nmah_609148

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