Object ID 000684
Object Name Piano roll "I Miss My Swiss"
Object Desc Scroll of music for a player piano, black round ends, music rolled up in middle. The beginning of the roll is ornately decorated. This music also says in includes singing instructions. Snuggly fits into black top, white bottom box.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000652a-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 music rolls,player piano,piano rolls,
Title Piano roll "I Miss My Swiss"
Description Scroll of music for a player piano, black round ends, music rolled up in middle. The beginning of the roll is ornately decorated. This music also says in includes singing instructions. Snuggly fits into black top, white bottom box.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details The above are the scroll, the box is 2 inches wide, by 2 inches tall, by 12.50 inches long.
Place of Origin
Maker Vocalstyle Music Co.
Maker Details The Vocalstyle Music Company of Cincinnati, Ohio was one of the foremost manufacturers of piano rolls. Founded around 1906, they were the first company to conceive of the idea of printing song lyrics on the piano roll so they could be viewed and sung as the music played. They patented this idea and collected royalties from all other music roll companies that printed lyrics.
Date APR 4,2013
Assessor Hannah Lartz
Notes The bottom of the box is pretty stained, the top is in great condition. The scroll itself is fine except the metal loop that pulls the paper broke off. Someone attempted to mend it, two yellowed pieces of tape still hold some of it together.