Patented in 1928 and made of Bakelite, the Rolmonica was billed as a "Pocket Player Piano". Click on the photo to read all about it--with thanks to Sister M. for her archived copy.
Want to see the Rolmonica in action, click on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2c9IFClFKc
SEE PREVIOUS INSTALLMENTS OF THIS SERIES HERE:
--1900, HARRIS FIRE ESCAPE FURNITURE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/05/harris-fire-escape-furniture-gone-but.html
--THE 1894 FLY FAN http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-1894-fly-fan-gone-but-not-forgotten.html
A great uncle had one of these. He'd turn up at every party with a friend who played the accordion. They'd inevitably set up in some corner of the garden with the oldest relatives, playing songs we never heard of before and singing in Italian.ReplyDelete