There are five instruments in the Collection.These were popular 1900 – 1930 before the age of the gramophone. Paper rolls operate the piano via a pneumatic transmission system. Energy is supplied either electrically or by foot pedals.
There are about 500 rolls here. Some were recorded by composers playing their own works – for example Rachmaninov, Gershwin, Chaminade. There is also a selection of early jazz music: rag time, swing and boogie.