A beautifully restored Hupfeld Phonoliszt-Violina, a self-playing mechanical violin orchestrion player
by Larra Morris
March 10, 2017 at 6:57 AM
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.
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