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Catalog Number 2000.01.47
Object Name Machine, Music
Other Name Violano-Virtuoso
Description Wood, metal; hardwood cabinet, metal and wood workings; specially made string instruments to imitate orchestral sound; glass doors open on upper half to reveal the double violins; key is needed to open wooden doors at the bottom.

Marks and labels: "Violano-Virtuoso Designated by the U.S. Government as One of the Eight Greatest Inventions of the Decade. Manufactured by MILLS NOVELTY CO. CHICAGO U.S.A." "Gold Medal at Panama Pacific Exposition" "GOLD MEDAL AT SAN DIEGO EXPOSITION"
Date 1910-1910
Dimensions H-67 W-48 D-36 inches
Collection Bovey Collections
Made Mills Novelty Company
Place of Origin Chicago, Illinois
Category 9: Recreational Artifacts
Classification Music collections
Music/musical instruments
Entertainment
Sub-category Public Entertainment Device
Subjects Music
Music rooms
Musical instruments
Violins
Entertainment