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A beautifully restored Hupfeld Phonoliszt-Violina, a self-playing mechanical violin orchestrion player

by Larra Morris

March 10, 2017 at 6:57 AM

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Dutch piano restorer Frank Bernouw has painstakingly restored a stunning Hupfeld Phonoliszt-Violina, a self-playing, multi-violin orchestrion that plays a variety of concertos quite beautifully, if not a bit mechanically. This unusual instrument was invented in 1907 by Ludwig Hupfeld AG and “dubbed the “8th wonder of the world”, per Antique HQ.
via Laughing Squid

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