Paper Music Rolls and Folded Cardboard Book-music

Paper music roll

    Paper music roll



    CREATONAL. Fabrique d’orchestrion et de Musique perforée

    Paper, cardboard, plastic, metal; perforation, printing


    Paper roll 28.85 cm wide is wound around pin-end spool (with metal semi-axes - one is rounded, the other one has radial protrusions for fixing in the playing device drive axis slot), with plastic flanges, paper music roll leader is cut angle wise with thin plastic edge covered with thin plastic and equipped with wire loop. Handwritten inscription in French is on the music roll leader. The music encoded on 67 paper roll perforated tracks is the sequence of stimulus commands on musical instruments for playing a certain melody. Music roll is stored in cardboard parallelepiped-shaped case, composed of white base and a lid. Handwritten Latin letter “S” is on the lid flat end.

    Music player: Musical automaton ”Accordeo-boy” (476/ММП).