"Come To Jesus"

"Come To Jesus"

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This music strip was made by Autophone Comapny in Ithaca, New York, about 1878. It is Autophone strip #18 - "Come To Jesus." This strip can be played in 22-key model autophones.

This instrument features U. S. Patent #211821, dated December 3, 1878, by Henry B. Horton, for improvements in mechanical musical instruments that play perforated paper strips. In the patent description the inventor uses the term “autophone” to describe the instrument.

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Object Name
music strip
date made
ca 1878
place made
United States: New York, Ithaca
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 11 1/4 in x 5 1/4 in; 28.575 cm x 13.335 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. C. R. Gutermuth
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Mechanical Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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