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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Player Piano Roll Cabinet Part 2 (ca. 1920)

The piece I have been working on recently is a player piano roll storage cabinet made around 1920. I wrote an earlier post on this cabinet and its history. Essentially, rolls were stored on shelves in the cabinet end wise so that the labels could be seen. This cabinet came with several different shelves with some great hand written paper labels applied to them. Below is a photo of the shelves in place. The following two photos show the labels describing what types of music should be stored on that shelf. My favorite is the "duets" category spelled with two "t"s!


The drawers needed a little work. Mostly, they needed material added to the runners. One also had a drawer bottom that had shrunk so that it was loose, so I added material to that as well. Below are two photos of the drawers being worked on.

This photo shows the doors during the application of the finish.
These last two photos show the completed storage cabinet with the new drawer pulls and bun feet.

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