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  • Violino_Virtuoso1

    The Mills Violano Virtuoso † a self-playing violin


    The self-playing Violano-Virtuoso was invented by the Mills Novelty Company † Chicago-based specialists in slot machines, vending machines and juke boxes † in the early 1900s when player pianos and mechanical coin-operated devices were extremely popular. Early models were called Automatic Virtuosa and later a piano mechanism was ...