Object StatementUpright player piano, wood / metal, made by Estey Piano Co, New York, United States of America, 1901, restored by Mastertouch with Pianocorder mechanism, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1970s
Physical DescriptionUpright player piano, wood / metal, made by Estey Piano Co, New York, United States of America, 1901, restored by Mastertouch with Pianocorder mechanism, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1970s
Upright piano converted to a player piano using the Pianocorder system. Seven octaves from ? in bass to C in treble. Series of felt tabs with metal eyelets on rail opposite hammers to give mandolin effect. Decorative case with twin columned legs under keyboard. Upper front panel has decorative beaded pattern with brass electric light fitted to upper portion. Brass mount for candle sconces mounted either side.Three brass pedals. Pianocorder tape player mounted in pivoting bracket underneath the treble end of the keyboard. Front of bracket finished in timber panel to match casework. Maker's name cast into frame. Lid opens at top with small wooden plaque fixed to under side with signatures of Mastertouch workers who worked on this piano. Maker's name and Mastertouch details centred above keyboard.
MarksSerial number stamped on frame '29450'.
Piano manufacturer cast into frame 'ESTEY PIANO CO. / NEW YORK',
Piano manufacturer and Mastertouch details printed on fall above keyboard, 'ESTEY / THE Mastertouch Piano Roll / COMPANY'