Object ID 000682
Object Name Piano roll "Forever Blowing Bubbles"
Object Desc This scroll like sheet music is is kept in a black topped, white bottomed box that is roughtly it's same size. The ends are black, and the paper feels similar to parchment paper. Metal loop attaches to piano, and pulls the music for the player.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000650a-c
General Category History
Category Piano Rolls
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Piano exhibit
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords piano rolls,player pianos,Q. R. S. Rolls Company,music rolls,
Title Piano roll "Forever Blowing Bubbles"
Description This scroll like sheet music is is kept in a black topped, white bottomed box that is roughtly it's same size. The ends are black plastic, and the paper feels similar to parchment paper. Metal loop attaches to piano, and pulls the music for the player.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details The above are the scrolls measurements. The box is 12.25 inches long, by 2 inches wide, by 2 inches tall.
Place of Origin
Maker Q. R. S. Rolls Company
Maker Details Made in the U.S.A. Based in Chicago Ill. QRS was founded in 1900 by Melville Clark (of Story & Clark piano fame) who developed the player piano as we know it today. QRS supplied music rolls to the player piano market, with production peaking in 1927, when QRS Music Company sold 10 million rolls. The player piano''s heyday lasted from 1900 until the Great Depression in the 1930s. The poverty of the Great Depression, along with the development of affordable radios (which started becoming commonplace around 1927) effectively ended player piano production. However, the demand for rolls continued and was reinvigorated in the 1950s when people began restoring old player pianos. QRS remains the only manufacturer of piano rolls in the world today.
Date APR 4,2013
Summary Very Good
Assessor Hannah Lartz
Notes The bottom of the box is stained in spots, and is alittle discolored on the inside. The top of the Box, is covered in fancy black paper that is ripped in several spots, especially around the corners. The sheet music seems in good shape for being paper. A few rinkles, and some discoloration of the paper brown from yellowish.
Date APR 4,2013
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Music Exhibit from Wonderland Park Exhibit - automatic entry by admin