Monday, June 8, 2009

saturday...

I went to the auction of the player piano co.:










{you can see more photos of the auction on my flickr}

9 comments:

Danger said...

I love love love that picture of the typewriter!

Allie said...

Holy cow - I can't believe all the auctions you find! Wonderful!

Corissa said...

beautiful photos!

Muddlepud said...

Wow, that's a unique auction! Get anything good?

Martha said...

What a great set of photos. I can hardly believe all the stuff they kept. I loved reading the titles on the piano rolls and the fact that they list the "played by" pianist.

g said...

thanks everyone for your comments :)

I actually didn't buy anything this time muddlepud...although I REALLY wanted that typewriter fortune teller machine!

funny story about those rolls martha...there were literally thousands of them & I only took a couple photos closeup where you could read the titles. I didn't pay any attention at the time but when I got home & was looking through the photos I found one of the rolls was Gigi which has special meaning for me! very freaky but very cool :)

I don't know what I'm going to do next weekend Allie - I didn't see any interesting auctions listed in the sunday paper :(

Ashley said...

These photos are just enchanting. I love all of them! And yes, that typewriter fortune teller is way, way awesome.

Jill McDonald said...

OK- again how do you find this COOL stuff?
The photo of the typewriter with the curtain on either side is AMAZING! You have the best eye.

Tara.Fields said...

I found your blog via flickr and want to thank you for this particular post! My dad rebuilt player pianos as a hobby in the 1980s as a way to keep busy while trying to quit smoking and I remember hearing about the Player Piano Co. in my childhood. I've one of the pianos he rebuilt and am sure that many parts came from this company. I'm a bit sad that it may be going away.