Automatic one-man band is a collectable

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The adage about beauty being in the eye — or ear — of the beholder certainly applies to musical instruments as fully as it might to any other object. As it happens, the oddity featured in this video belongs to a category of invention both cherished and reviled since the 19th century, when a lot of them appeared.

It’s much more than a player piano. With a little help from an enthusiastic operator, it can make a lot of noise — um, music. See the video




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