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Grosse collection de phonos/Antique phonograph collection (Biggest exhibit of its kind in the U.S.)/Grosse Phono Sammlung.
Thomas Edison phonographs, plus huge trove ot working condition cylinder and disc music machines, all demonstrated regularly.
Definitly closed : part of the collection is now in the Science Museum in Chicago.
Définitivement fermé. Une partie de la collection est maintenant dans le Musée des Sciences de Chicago.
Geschlossen. Ein Teil der Sammlung ist jetzt im Science Museum in Chicago.
A delightful small Museum of mechanical music.
Owned and operated by Ted and Mary Kay Walfart it is a perfect collection of larger musical instruments.
It includes a nicely playing Weber Grandezza ; a perfect and original Wurlitzer 153 military band organ ;
a very Frenchy sounding 49-key Limonaire and other well-playing and well-displayed units.
Criterion and Regina music boxes, Zon-a-phone and Graphophone phonographs, 1920 Hobart M. Cable player piano (made in La Porte).
Staff will demonstrate instruments.
Open Mon.- Fri. l0am-4:30pm and the first Sunday of each month lpm-4pm.
One Player piano, 1 Pianola, 7 phonographs, 3 roller organs, 1 music box, 1 hurdy-gurdy, Starr-Gennett Pianos, recordings & memorabilia
Twenty-five mechanical music instruments of all types, along with a restored replica of Thomas Alva Edison’s Menlo Park Laboratory,’ the birthplace of the phonograph, a must see when in Michigan
Open 9am-9pm Daily
Items including musical puppets, Bimbo Box (monkeys playing instruments), old juke box, Nelson Wiggens style 8, Encore Banjo, band box and over 300 antique arcade garnee and kiddie rides
Collection importante/Big collection/Grosse Sammlung.
Music boxes ; barrel, player and reproducing pianos, nickelodeons, orchestrions, musical toys, Violano, Juke boxes, singing birds : cob, reed, pipe, fair and dance organs including exceptionally fine 97 key Mortier.
History of the phonograph and early radio galleries. About 100 restored musical items, many demonstrated in period settings.
Open May-Oct., weekdays l0am-4pm and Sun. 1pm-5pm plus weekends in Dec
Elegant Victorian home built in 1861, now a bed & breakfast inn.
Over 20 mechanical musical instruments.
Viewing by reservation only
One Welte player organ
Open by appointment
Many organettes, and everything on organettes
Dr : Todd Augsburger
"Open by chance or appointment". It is strongly recommanded to call before travelling there …
Orgues de foire/Band Organs/Jarhmarkt Orgels.
Owned by State Historical Society of Wisconsin, a living Museum history Museum documenting 200 years of American circus history.
Outdoor season daily May 1 to Sept.15 with indoor year-round displays.
Outdoor shows include daily demonstrations of unique circus musical instruments and the playing of 4 restored band organs (Wurlitzer 165, North Tonawanda model 37 ,Gavioli and a De Kleist style 18 all playing 125 rolls).
Musée controversé mais passionnant/Controversial but fascinating Museum/Umstrittenes, aber interessantes Museum
Located between Dodgeville & Spring Green on US Hwy. 23. (E of Madison)
Phonoliszt Violins, Double Mills, calliope, other musical instruments including automated symphonies that fill entire rooms.
Truly something for music lovers of every kind.
This architectural marvel has evolved into one of Wisconsin’s top attractions.
Open 8am to 2 1/2 hours before dusk
Mermod Freres with 10 tune cylinders in floor model cabinet, Regina, barrel organ, Western Electric Nickelodeon, are all available for inspection by appointment
Instruments not always on display.
Open Tue&- Sat. l0am-5pm, Sun. noon-5pm. Closed Mondays.