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The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Jim Cottrell » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques

.... Norman Rockwell knew full well he would be judged against his peers in the future so he made sure that this painting and […] Posted in M.S. Rau Blog | No Comments » Now THAT’S a piano......… January 15th, 2010 When people talk about piano history, they usually say that the piano originated around the year 1700 in Florence, Italy....... Since its inception, the instrument we know today as the piano has had many innovators over […] Posted in From Our Sales Team , M.S. Rau Blog | 1 Comment... Read More »

Double DeLuxe Violano Virtuoso ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/03/2013
.... It produces exceptional sound with a crisp tonal quality and melodious notes. Housed in its rich mahogany cabinet, each violin produces 64 notes, and is accompanied by a 44-note piano....... The Violano Virtuoso, featuring the addition of a 44-note piano, was produced in America between 1912 and 1929 by the Mills Novelty Company from patents put forth by Henry K. Sandell....... The frame of the piano is shield shaped, supporting the bass strings in the center and the treble strings on either side, which evens the stress on the frame and assists in maintaining the piano's tuning... Read More »

The Violano Virtuoso by Mills Novelty Company ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 01/09/2014
...and incredible musical devices ever made. With its finely tuned 64-note violin and an accompanying 44-note piano, the "Single Mills" as it became known to collectors, was a revolutionary machine, offering businesses and homeowners... Read More »

Double DeLuxe Violano Virtuoso ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 04/03/2013
.... It produces exceptional sound with a crisp tonal quality and melodious notes. Housed in its rich mahogany cabinet, each violin produces 64 notes, and is accompanied by a 44-note piano....... The Violano Virtuoso, featuring the addition of a 44-note piano, was produced in America between 1912 and 1929 by the Mills Novelty Company from patents put forth by Henry K. Sandell....... The frame of the piano is shield shaped, supporting the bass strings in the center and the treble strings on either side, which evens the stress on the frame and assists in maintaining the piano's tuning... Read More »

History of Antique Office Machinery ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/23/2011
...between a small piano and kitchen table." This model was also the first to introduce the QWERTY keyboard. Though not quite successful, it paved the way for typewriters to be accepted and used in the workplace, and thus forever transformed the creating of print media... Read More »

History of Antique Office Machinery ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 08/23/2011
...between a small piano and kitchen table." This model was also the first to introduce the QWERTY keyboard. Though not quite successful, it paved the way for typewriters to be accepted and used in the workplace, and thus forever transformed the creating of print media... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques Events Archives » Page 2 of 2 » The official weblog of M.S.

...…whether it was the piano stool with bronze boots for legs, or the fantastic butterfly cabinet filled with stunning butterfly specimens, or the fine tortoiseshell tea caddy... Read More »