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Encyclopedia of Disc Music Boxes 1881 - 1920
       A History,
          Catalog Raisonné,
                and Appreciation.
                          By Q. David Bowers
                                     An AMICA-International Publication

Q. David Bowers has collected, studied, and enjoyed automatic musical instruments, beginning in 1960. In the intervening years he has written several books on the subject, including A Guide Book of Automatic Musical Instruments (1966), Put Another Nickel In (1968), Encyclopedia of Automatic Musical Instruments (1971), and Treasures of Mechanical Music (co-authored with Arthur A. Reblitz, 1981). He has contributed many articles to the journals of the Musical Box Society International and AMICA (Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors Association), and is one of just four recipients of the Musical Box Society International’s Lifetime Service Award. The author, whose main business over the years has been as a dealer in rare coins, has traveled extensively through America and Europe seeking information relating to automatic musical instruments.


New Honorary Member
by Dorothy Bromage
from the AMICA, Nov 1982

 

Leonard Smith as a young man, about the time he was recording on rolls for Gulbransen.

"Let's Talk About My Sweetie" is the title of a lively tune on a Supertone piano roll that I got from Mike Schwimmer. It is one of two rolls which I have been able to locate, recorded by newly elected Honorary Member Leonard Smith, a resident of La Habra, California. Leonard is young at 81 and an active musician in Southern California. The other roll, mentioned below, came from Phil and Hazel Wenker. In addition to the rolls he recorded in 1921-23, his contribution to our hobby includes frequent participation in mailing parties for the AMICA News Bulletin.

 

 

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