"Darling Bessie of the Lea"

"Darling Bessie of the Lea"

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Description (Brief)

This roller organ roll was made by an undetermined maker in the United States, about 1885. It is roll #173 - "Darling Bessie of the Lea," by Henry Tucker. 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.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
roller organ roll
date made
ca 1885
place made
United States
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 1/4 in x 2 in; 15.875 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
1984.0843.09
catalog number
1984.0843.09
accession number
1984.0843
maker number
173
Credit Line
Gift of Hobert W. and Virginia A. Turner
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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