Seller: ajdmba (11,859) 100%, Location: S.E. USA, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 352505479556 Player Piano Pneumatic Keyboard Invention 1915 Ad Trade Card 23 NOTE: THESE ARE NOT POSTCARDS THEY ARE TRADE/ADVERTISING CARDS. THEY ARE MUCH SMALLER THAN A STANDARD POSTCARD AND THERE IS ADVERTISING TEXT ON THE BACK! THE CARD DIMENSIONS ARE APPROXIMATELY 2 5/8 '' x 1 3/8 '' or 6.5 cm. x 3.5 cm. THIS IS AN ORIGINAL 1915 TRADE - ADVERTISING CARD AUTOMATIC PLAYER PIANO In 1863, the Frenchman Fourneaux invented the player piano. He called it, "Pianista", the first pneumatic piano mechanism, which was introduced at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876. In 1887, a year after Votey invented the Pianola; Edwin Welte introduced the perforated paper roll in Germany. The perforated roll mechanism to make music was based on the Jacquard punch cards used to weave designs into cloth. In the spring and summer of 1896, Detroit's Edwin Scott Votey invented the PIANOLA in his home workshop at 312 Forest Avenue, Detroit. Votey's first 1896 machine was in a piano sized cabinet that was pushed up to the piano keyboard so that a row of wood "fingers" aligned with the keys. It used perforated paper rolls and foot-powered pedals. His was the first self-playing piano attachment. He made his patent application based on a smaller version in 1897. On May 22, 1900 he was awarded patent number 650,285 for the first practical pneumatic piano attachment. The Aeolian Company of New York produced it as their "Weber" and "Pianola" player pianos. GREAT IMAGE! THE REVERSE SIDE HAS TEXT ABOUT THE IMAGE ON THE FRONT SIDE SEE IMAGES ABOVE THE CARD DIMENTIONS ARE APPROXIMATELY 2 5/8 '' x 1 3/8 '' or 6.5 cm. x 3.5 cm. NOTE: THE IMAGE ABOVE IS LARGER THAN THE CARD TO SHOW THE DETAIL. THIS IS 100+ YEARS OLD IT IS NOT PERFECT THERE MAY BE VERY SLIGHT PAPER LOSS OTHER FLAWS SEE IMAGES ABOVE! 23 WE COMBINE SHIPPING BUY 1 TO 4 TRADE ADVERTISING CARDS AND THE TOTAL TO SHIP IS $2 BUY 5 TRADE ADVERTISING CARDS AND SHIPPING IS FREE NOTE: ON LARGER INTERNATIONAL ORDERS WE MAY REQUIRE REGISTERD MAIL AND WILL SPLIT THE COST WITH THE BUYER. INQUIRE IF CONCERNED!