The Mills Violano Virtuoso †• a self-playing violin

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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 added to ...

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