Photo by Pat Mazzera
Many different types of player pianos can be seen at the Musee, but the Seeburg player orchestrion is considered to be the supreme automatic orchestrion. This particular machine, known as a "Seeburg Eagle", is from approximately 1923 and was the first piano to be added to The Zelinsky Collection. The cabinet contains a piano, mandolin, bass drum, snare drum, cymbal, castanets, triangle, tambourine and Chinese wood blocks. It uses a standard "G" type piano roll and plays such songs as "When Youíre Smiling", "I Canít Give You Anything But Love, Baby" and "The Hot Tamale One Step".