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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.


Claire Rivers - A New Honorary
Member

by Al f E. Werolin

At the recent annual meeting of AMICA's Board of Directors, former Ampico recording artist Claire Rivers (Mrs. Moody) was unanimously elected an Honorary Member in AMICA.

In addition to solo concert appearances, Ms. Rivers served as an accompanist for many well known singers. After making several accompaniment rolls for the Ampico with soprano Marie Louise Wagner, she toured the country extensively during 1916 and 1917 demonstrating these rolls. Although she continues to play the piano, she no longer teaches. She resides with her son in Washington, D.C.

We welcome Claire Rivers to our distinguished group of Honoraries.

 

 

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