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Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

An MBSI Musical Museum

Grosse collection/Large Museum/Grosse Sammlung

Dozens of mechanical musical items including a broad selection of disc & cylinder type musical boxes, small organs toys and reproducing piano.

Five rooms of instruments donated and loaned by members of the Musical Box Society International.

295 West ave.
Connecticut 06850
Tel. 203-838-9799

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Johnson Victrola Museum

Edison phonograph, 2 gramophones, 43 Victor talking machines and Victrolas, 15,000 Victor records

Open Tues.-Sat. l0am-3:30pm

Museum Square, 375
S. New St.
DE 19901
Tel (302) 744-5055

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Musical Wonder House

Grosse collection/Big collection/Grosse Sammlung

Not in MBSI Listing

PO Box 604
16-18 High Street
Wiscasset, ME 04578
(30 miles NE of Portland)
Tel. (207) 882-7163

Wells Auto Museum

Twelve instruments including Seeburg style E’ ’KT’ Special ’L’ & orchestrion ; Mills Violin ; Wurlitzer band organ Model 125, Regina Hexaphones, Regina changer ; Nelson-Wiggens, Coinola, National Calliope

1181 Post Road
P.O. Box 496
Wells, Me 04090
(Between Portsmouth and Portland)
Tel : 207-646-9064 (June - September) - 207-646-5054 (Off Season) .

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Glen Echo Park carrousel and Wurlitzer 165 organ

Owned by the Federal Government

Visitation : Year round. Operating Hours, Seasons : Daily, 6am-1am. Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving

Location : Glen Echo, Maryland, on the Potomac Pallisades, a few miles North West of Washington, DC
Address : 7300 , MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD 20812
Telephone : Ranger Station : 301-320-1400

Museum and Library of Maryland History

Musical boxes which are occasionally on display ; piano, Grand Harmonicon and musical instruments

201 W. Monument St..,
Maryland 21201
Tel. 410-685-3750 .
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Clark’s Trading Post

Early American gadget and novelties, including Wurlitzer ’LX’ orchestrion, & 150 band organ, Double Mills Violano, Coinola Midget, Link ’2E’,

and Seeburg ’G’ & ’KT’ orchestrions, also Artizan band organ, Tangley ’CA-43’ Calliope, and Western Electric orchestrion and others

Open summers only

110 Daniel Webster Highway (US Rte 3)
P.O. Box 1
Lincoln, NH 03251
Tel. 602-745-8913

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Morris Museum

Founded in 1913, a general museum on arts, science and history

Come experience : “Musical Machines & Living Dolls ; The Murtogh D. Guinness Collection”.

A permanent 4000 sq.ft. immersive exhibition displaying over 150 mechanical musical instruments & automata, including state of the art multi-media, inter-actives & live daily demonstrations at 2pm.

That, plus another 550+ objects in our public-viewable storeroom on the lower level.

Open : Tues., Weds., Fri. & Saturdays – 11-5pm. Thursdays – 11-8pm & Sundays – 12-5pm Call 973-971-3700

Or visit our website – – for latest information about other exhibits, special events, programs, admission fees, directions & Bickford Theatre performances.

6 Normandy Heights Road
New Jersey 07960
Tel : (973) 971-3700

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Thomas Edison National Historical Park

The West Orange home and laboratory where Thornas Edison lived and worked from 1887 to 1931

National Park Service.

Laboratory tours are given daily from 10:30am-3:30pm.

Tours of Edison’s home, Wedn.-Sun., 11am-4pm.

Visitor’s Center open daily, access beyond the center is by guided tour only.

211 Main Street
West Orange
NJ 07052-5612
Tel. 201-736-0550
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Buffalo &Erie County Historical Society

There are currently 3 organettes on display, all late 19th cent.

The collection contains a total ol 12 mechanical music machines, 5 organettes, 1 street organ, 5 cylinder music boxes, and 1 disc music box.

This is a fine local collection documenting musical life in western New York (18th cent. to 1930s).

Open : Tue.-Sat. l0am-9pm, Sun. noon-5am, (closed Mondays)

One Museum Court
New York 14216
Tel. 716 873 9644

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Empire State Theatre and Musical Instrument Museum

A player piano, a Nickelodeon, several phonos and parlor organs and a large Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ (concerts)

Located in the Empire Expo Center Grounds, next to route 690 west of Syracuse (NY)
Info : call 1.800.475.FAIR 1.800.475.FAIR - 315.487.7711 315.487.7711 , fax 315.487.9260,
or write to : Empire Expo Center
581 State Fair Blvd.
NY 13209

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The F X. Matt Brewery Tour

Seven instruments on display including Symphonion, 3 disc musical clock, 15 1/2’ Polyphon, Mermod cylinder box, Edison disc phono, Clariona, Polyphon upright, Seeburg 1910

Court at Varick Streets,
New-York 13502
Tel. 315-732-0022

Q-R-S Music Rolls, Inc.

Pianos : Six player and reproducing pianos, and piano roil perforating and recording equipment including new computerized storage and control systems for perforating rolls.

Two tours dally, at l0am & 2pm only, Mon.-Fri. except holidays.

Adults $2, Children $1, redeemable with purchase.

(Sorry, no facilities for the handicapped.)

1026 Niagara St.
New-York 14213
Tel. 716-885-4600

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DeBence Antique Music World Museum

Over 100 instruments : Nickelodeons, band organs, Caliola, street barrel organs, German organs, and other interesting antiques.

Open year round, offer guided tours and play many of the instruments

1261, Liberty Street
Pennsylvania 16323
(Roughly between Pittsburgh and Erie)
Exactly located just 16 miles north of Interstate 80 on Route 8 (Liberty Street), in the center of historic downtown Franklin.
Take route 8 North at exit 29 of I-80.
Tel. (814) 432-8350 or 888 547 23 77
Fax : (814) 437-7193

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Knoebels Amusement Resort

Frati organ playing Artizan rolls, August Berni (Bruder) playing original book music, Wurlitzer 185 (factory conversion of De Kleist barrel organ), 146B (factory conversion of a Bruder barrel organ),

Wurlitzer Caliola, Tangley Calliaphone, coin piano.

Open daily llam-l0pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day ; or by appointment

Rd. 1, Route 487,
Elysburg, Pennsylvania 17824
Tel. 800-487-4386

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American Precision Museum

A national Museum ot tools and the American System’ of manufacturing the original 1846 Robbins & Lawrence Armory (a registered National Historic Landmark)

Hours May 20-Nov 1. 9am-5pm weekdays, l0am-4pm week-ends & holidays

196 Main Str.
Vermont 05089
(South of Lebanon, NH)
Tel. 802-674-5781

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Shelburne Museum

Cylinder and disc music boxes, phonographs, miniatures, automaton, small organ

Open late May through late Oct. 10am-5pm. Museum opens at 1pm through the winter months for a special guided tour

6000 Shelburne Road
PO Box 10
Shelburne, VT 05482
Museum is located 7 miles south of Burlington, VT on US Route 7
Tel 802-985-3346

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National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution Washington DC

Several mechanical musical instruments are demonstrated in the café (Welte orchestrion and automatic changing Regina disc music box), and in the Museum galleries (especially reproducing pianos).

There is also a Hersshell carrousel (ca 1940) in front of the old Arts and Industries Building, right opposite the Museum of American History, and a very large orchestra cylinder music box inside this building.

1400 Constitution Ave.
NW Washington, DC
Tel 202-633-1000

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