Melville Clark Apollo Piano Player - $250 (Pittsburgh)
Perrymont Road near McKnight Rd
make / manufacturer: Melville Clark
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A Melville Clark Apollo Piano Player.
Melville Clark Apollo, 58 note pushup piano player, includes original levers for soft and sustain, original height adjustment crank, Good unrestored condition. $500 obo.
The Melville Clark Piano Company was up and running. Between 1900 and 1919, when the piano manufacturing operation was purchased by the Apollo Piano Company, the company manufactured an extensive line of pianos, pushup piano players, Apollo player pianos, Art-Apollo and Solo Art-Apollo expression pianos and variations thereof. The bulleted items below highlight some of the major innovative and commercially successful accomplishments to come out of the Melville Clark Piano Company:
The Melville Clark Piano Company developed some of the first player and expression pianos.
Push-up piano players.
The first 88-note player piano.
The first 88-note grand player piano.
Pianos that played several types of rolls.
Built-in phonographs, both spring- and electric motor-driven.
The Art-Apollo, Solo Apollo, and Solo-Art Apollo.
Remote expression player cabinets for grand pianos predating the Duo-Art and Ampico.
Later connection with Wurlitzer.
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