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"The Swallow"

"The Swallow"

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This roller organ roll was made by an undetermined maker in the United States, about 1885. It is roll #303 - "The Swallow." This roll is playable in 20-note roller organs.

This roller organ roll features U. S. Patent #333390, dated July 14, 1885, by Henry B. Morris for a barrel for mechanical musical instruments.

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Object Name
roller organ roll
date made
ca 1885
Meggers, Edith R.
place made
United States
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 6 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 15.875 cm x 4.445 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Bequest of Edith R. Meggers
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Mechanical Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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