The "Upright" or "Vertical" Player Piano came in many varieties. Some had 65 note playing mechanisms. Some had 88 note playing mechanisms. Several had the capability to play both 65 note and 88 note rolls. As the early 1900's passed, the player piano manufacturer's standard became the 88 note player.

An example of an early 65 note player is the "Home" model of the Autopiano Company. The quality involved in both the piano, playing mechanism, and general workmanship is superb.

The following group of photographs show an unrestored Autopiano 65 note player. Note that the air or roll motor is not in the top part of the piano but is located in the bottom section. Also, note the use of fine maple wood in the player construction.


Upright Player Pianos

Shown below are some before and after photographs of Upright Player Pianos:

BRINKERHOFF UPRIGHT PLAYER PIANO BEFORE RESTORATION

BRINKERHOFF UPRIGHT PLAYER AFTER RESTORATION

BUTLER BROTHERS UPRIGHT PLAYER BEFORE RESTORATION

BUTLER BROTHERS UPRIGHT PLAYER AFTER RESTORATION

 

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