Object ID 000728
Object Name Piano roll "Lonesome and Blue"
Object Desc This scroll of parchment like paper is rolled around a rod with two round metal ends, brass in color. The paper is stamped wit the same image that appears on the box, a bordered box within which says, "Q.R.S. Word Roll, Lonesome & Blue"
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000667a-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 player pianos,piano rolls,Q. R. S. Rolls Company,music rolls,
Title Piano roll "Lonesome and Blue"
Description This player piano roll is rolled around a rod with two round metal ends, brass in color. The paper is stamped wit the same image that appears on the box, a bordered box within which says, "Q.R.S. Word Roll, Lonesome and Blue." The fabric and metal loop that the piano attaches to and pulls the roll is still attached. The box within which the roll is set, is slide into the outer, larger box. Both are black on the outside.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details The above are the dimensions of the scroll. The box is 12.25 inches long, and 2 inches wide on both sides.
Place of Origin
Maker Q. R. S. Rolls Company
Maker Details It has a copyright date of 1923, and was made in the U.S.A.
Date APR 9,2013
Assessor Hannah Lartz
Notes The scroll is in good shape except for some discoloration on its lefthand side near the metal end, and a rip down the center of the paper, not near an edge, almost two inches long. The box clearly has water damage, at the not open end, visible on both the inner an outer boxes. Paper warping on outerbox at that end. Openings edges are alittle worn, but not too bad.