Comprehensive List of Roll Manufactures and Suppliers

Updated on 1st January 1998

Thanks to these original contributors: Robbie Rhodes , Larry Fisher, Bill Jelen, Mike Ames, Robin Pratt, Richard Tonnesen, and John Grant, who posed the project.

Originally compiled by Robbie Rhodes and Larry Fisher. Further edited and appended by Paul Johnson. This information may be freely copied and distributed. Send corrections to: Paul Johnson at 76651.1710@CompuServe.COM

CATEGORIES:

Sorted alphabetically by vendor name or proprietor's last name

  • PIANO ROLLS, STOCKING DEALERS
  • PIANO ROLLS, NON-STOCKING DEALERS
  • PIANO ROLLS, MAIL AUCTIONS
  • ROLL COPYING SERVICES
  • NICKELODEON & ORGAN ROLLS
  • PIANO DISKS (YAMAHA DISKLAVIER/PIANO DISK/PIANOMATION)
  • MIDI SUPPLIES
  • MUSIC BOX DISKS & CYLINDERS
  • AUDIO
  • BOOKS
  • SOCIETIES



  • PIANO ROLLS, STOCKING DEALERS

    Meliora Music Rolls
    Tim Baxter
    E-mail MelioraRol@aol.com
    http://members.aol.com/meliorarol
    Limited edition 88 note player piano rolls
    
    Tempola Music Rolls
    Andy & Chris Taylor
    TEMPOLA,Rt1 Box 59-C Matthews Mo,63867 USA.(573)472-9711 (573)748-5527
    http://members.aol.com/meliorarol
    Rolls for 88 note players and midi files
    
    Artcraft Music Rolls
    L. Douglas Henderson
    P.O. Box 295
    Wiscasset, ME 04578
    tel: 207-882-7420
    New music rolls for 88-note and reproducing pianos, arranged by Henderson.
    
    Bam-Bam Piano Rolls
    Bill Jelen
    1750 Karg Drive
    Akron, OH   44313
    e-mail: bjelen8875@aol.com
    www: http://users.aol.com/BamRolls
    88 note rolls arranged by Jelen.  Mostly rock and roll, some ragtime and marches
    
    Keystone Music Roll Company
    Box 650
    Bethlehem, PA   18016
    1-800-367-8259 (outside PA)
    (610) 434-5611 (voice)
    (610) 434-2993 (fax)
    Reproducing and some 88 note rolls
    
    Mastertouch Piano Roll Co.
    PO Box 206
    Petersham, NSW  2049
    Australia
    tel: 612 569-5128
    fax: 612 550-0201
    88 note rolls
    
    Pedals, Pumpers & Rolls, Ltd
    Roger Dayton
    240 E. State St
    Batavia, Il.  60510
    708-879-5555
    Nickelodeon O, A, G, and M rolls, originals and recuts
    
    The Piano Roll Center
    Paul & Cindy Johnson
    26390 Big Valley Road NE
    Poulsbo WA  98370
    tel: 360-697-2422
    fax: 360 697-2522
    e-mail: 76651.1710@compuserve.com
    Ampico, Duo-Art, Welte and 88 note ragtime, jazz and blues
    
    PlayRite Music Rolls, Inc.
    P.O. Box 1024
    Turlock, CA 95380
    tel: 209-667-1996
    fax: 209-667-8241
    
    QRS Music Rolls, Inc.
    1026 Niagara Street
    Buffalo, NY 14213
    tel:  1-800-24ROLLS  or 716-885-4600
    fax: 716-885-7510
    e-mail: QRSBUFFLO@AOL.COM
    
    Upright & Grand
    Eric Bernhoft
    P.O. Box 421101
    San Fransisco, CA 94142
    tel: 415-885-3335
    New ragtime arangements by Bernhoft, also Duo-Art
    reproducing rolls played by San Fransisco pianist Peter Mintun
    
    

    PIANO ROLLS, NON-STOCKING DEALERS

    Artists' Choice Music Rolls
    630 East Monroe Street
    Sandusky, Ohio 44870-3708
    
    Periodic listing of Ampico & Welte popular rolls plus Apollo-X and themodist
    
    BluesTone Music Rolls
    Rob Deland
    485 Gatewood Lane
    Grayslake, IL   60030
    88 note blues, ragtime, jazz plus Ampico, Duo-Art, Welte and QRS XP
    
    Bennett Leedy Rolls
    4660 Hagar Shore Road
    Coloma, MI 49038
    tel: (616) 468-5986
    fax: 616-468-3844
    Periodic listing of Ampico & Welte rolls
    
    Claes Friberg
    PO Box 1014
    DK-2960
    Rungsted Kyst
    Denmark         "Red" Welte recuts
    Claes Friberg passed away in late April '96 so I'm not sure as to
    whether his rolls are still available.
    
    Magic Melodies
    Shelby & Laura Lee Kennard
    1356 Versailles Rd.
    Lawrenceburg, KY  40342
    Vintage 88 note and reproducing rolls at fixed prices
    
    Patriot Piano Roll Co.
    29 Terfidia Lane
    Milpitas, CA   95035
    (408) 263-3382
    e-mail: echaban@netcom.com
    Reproducing rolls
    
    Playtime Music Co.
    
     [ Editors Note:  Due to _NUMEROUS_ complaints about this
     [ dealer, I have deleted the data from this mailing list.
     [ Robert Malek's behavior on the Internet is being reviewed
     [ by both his Internet Service Provider and his Web Page
     [ provider.  Both have had candid conversations with me
     [ about the problems, and the Web Page provider
     [ hopes to have "things cleared up" soon.  I suspect
     [ that will mean that the Web page will go away. I'll
     [ keep you posted.
    
    Mark Reinhart
    118 North Lawrence Street
    Charlestown, WV  25414
    304-728-0277
    Recuts of Red Welte rolls.
    
    Rock Soup
    Bob and Ginny Billings
    1518 Sunnyslope Ave.
    Belmont, CA 94002-3732
    tel 415-593-4792
    fax 4115-592-5722
    Specializing in Recordo recuts
    
    Mike Schwimmer
    325 E. Blodgett
    Lake Bluff, Il.  60044-2112
    708-295-1901
    
    Universal Music Co
    Michael Boyd
    18 Cinque Ports Street
    Rye
    East Sussex TN31 7AD  ph +44 1797 223688
    Universal 88n rolls (accurate copies of UK 1909-1955 Universal/
    Metrostyle/Themodist etc plus some new titles); Duo-Arts from
    UK master rolls; Perforetur (new classical, in Themodist style).
    
    

    PIANO ROLLS, MAIL AUCTIONS

    Echoes
    Ed Sprankle
    1768 Leimert Blvd
    Oakland, Ca.  94602-1930
    510-531-7867
    Occasional "A" roll and 88 note roll auctions
    
    Bennett Leedy Rolls
    4660 Hagar Shore Road
    Coloma, MI 49038
    tel: (616) 468-5986
    fax: 616-468-3844
    Bi-monthly auctions of 88 note and reproducing rolls
    
    The Music Roll Shop
    Elizabeth & Harold Rettig
    P.O. Box 510
    131-1/2 Gaw Street
    Rawson, OH 45881
     tel (419) 963-3075
    Regular auctions of 88 note, reproducing, organ, Aeolian Pipe Organ and
    `unusual' rolls
    
    Dan Inglima
    PO Box 769
    Hayesville, NC.  28904
    704-389-3744
    88 note rolls
    
    The Piano Roll Center
    Paul & Cindy Johnson
    26390 Big Valley Road, NE
    Poulsbo WA  98370
    tel: 360-697-2422
    fax: 360 697-2522
    e-mail: 76651.1710@compuserve.com
    Bi-monthly auctions of 88 note and reproducing rolls
    
    QRS Music Rolls, Inc.
    Dan Wilke
    1026 Niagara Street
    Buffalo, NY 14213
    tel:  1-800-24ROLLS  or 716-885-4600
    fax: 716-885-7510
    e-mail: QRSBUFFLO@AOL.COM
    See also Piano Disks below.
    88 and 65 note rolls as well as reproducing rolls
    
    Rag Daddy's Music
    17342 E. Ford Drive
    Aurora, CO  80017
    88 note rolls
    
    Frances Broadway ("Roll Bid Enterprise" - postal auction)
    39 Sydner Road  (NB Sydner not Sydney)
    Stoke Newington
    LONDON
    N16 7UF      ph +44 171 254 6145
                fax +44 171 249 0130 (dedicated line)
    Also the sales outlet for Southport Music Rolls (new,
    "hotel piano" music, also good Duo-Art recuts)
    
    There are also the Player-Piano Group "Post Bid" auctions which
    are run about four times a year - but you have to be a member !
    See Societies - Great Britain.
    
    
    

    ROLL COPYING SERVICES

    Custom Music Rolls
    Richard and Janet Tonnesen
    903 Sandalwood Avenue
    Richardson, TX 75080
    tel 214-235-4497
    e-mail: VUGU75A@prodigy.com
    Roll copying; incl. labels.  Short runs (5 copies) okay.
    
    Michael L. Kitner
    162 D Street
    Carlisle, PA 17013
    tel: 717-249-3851
    Can duplicate many formats using hand perforator.
    
    Laguna Rolls
    Steve Cox
    Laguna
    Lagoon Road
    PAGHAM
    West Sussex PO21 4TH
    ph/fax +44 1243 262041
    Makes very good 88n and Duo-Art recuts marketed under "Play Time" (two words !)
    label. He will copy rolls in very good condition only: you have to buy six unless you
    can persuade him to buy some.
    
    Also has medium stock of 2nd-hand rolls.
    
    PlayRite Music Rolls, Inc.
    John Malone
    P.O. Box 1024
    Turlock, CA 95380
    tel: 209-667-1996
    Roll copying of many tracker-bar formats (Weber Maesto, Hupfeld Pan,
    Violana, WurliTzer, etc.),  including labels, boxes, lyric
    stencilling.
    
    

    NICKELODEON ROLLS

    Clark Music Rolls
    Don Rand
    163 Main Street
    Thomaston, ME 04861
    tel: 207-354-8033
    Recuts of A and G nickleodeon rolls under "Clark" label.  Also 6 ch./in copying
    services.
    
    Echoes
    Ed Sprankle
    1768 Leimert Blvd
    Oakland, Ca.  94602-1930
    510-531-7867
    "A" rolls, recuts
    Occasional auction and/or recut offerings. Buys and sells nickleodeon rolls,
    esp. blues and ragtime.
    
    Dick Hack
    2051 Chesapeake Road
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    tel: (410) 757-2164 (H)
    Subscription recuts of Violano Virtuoso rolls.
    
    

    ORGAN MUSIC

    This section includes copying and new music production
    
    Tony DeCap, Belgium
    (contact via J. Verbeeck)
    Has book music punch controlled by computer. Details unknown.
    
    Wayne Holton
    6960 Brace
    Houston, TX 77061
    tel: 713-644-6824
    Arranger for roll and book music; associated with Mike Kitner.
    
    Frederic Keller, Orgelbau
    Haus #2, Finsterlingen
    79875 Dachsberg
    GERMANY
    tel: 011-4979875 (fluent French & German, limited English)
    Punches book music for Bruder, Ruth, Gavioli, Limonaire organs from
    the original masters of Carl Frei, Sr. & Jr.  Can copy and reformat
    book music for any organ.
    
    Gerhard Kern
    Am Ziegelgrund 26
    D-50170 Kerpen-Buir
    GERMANY
    tel 02275-6778
    fax 02275-4783
    e-mail: 101670.1066@compuserve.com
    Kern has published a nice catalog of the "Complete Archives of Carl Frei Jr.",
    containing several thousand songs which Kern can copy from the old templates to
    new book-music.  He can also modify the arrangements for other organs of related
    scale.
    
    Tom Meijer
    De Spinne 15-18
    4463 CL Goes
    NETHERLANDS
    tel: 01100-33539 (good English)
    Talented arrangeur-noteur, actual punching of book or roll by
    Verbeeck or others. (Ref CD of WurliTzer 146, "Good Old USA Carousel
    Music", publ. by Marion Roehl.)
    
    David Stumpf
    Arranger for band organ music   (details needed ...)
    
    John Verbeeck, Orgelbau
    Eikenlei 179
    2960 St.-Job-in't-Goor
    BELGIUM
    tel: 011-32-36-63-4203 (best between 7-8 AM local; good English)
    or 011-32-36-63-0411
    fax: 011-32-36-63-0958
    Maker and restorer of variety of barrel, carousel, dance and concert
    organs.  Can provide new music and copy and reformat book music for
    any organ.
    
    

    PIANO DISKS (YAMAHA DISKLAVIER/PIANO DISK/PIANOMATION)

    Invisible Touch Music Software
    Box 1651
    Fair Oaks, CA (USA) 95628-1651
    tel & fax: 916-729-2653
    New recordings in your choice of format (Roland, Clavinova,
    Disklavier, Kurzweil, PianoDisc, General MIDI)
    
    Hal Leonard Music
    7777 West Blue Mound Rd.
    Milwaukee, WI 53213
    Distributor of Wayne Stahnke's Live Performances (see below)
    
    Live Performance
    Wayne Stahnke
    11434 McCune Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90066
    tel: 310-391-4921
    fax: 310-391-3131
    Catalog of new performances and 1920's rolls (via reproducing piano
    emulation), for Disklavier, PianoDisc and all electronic pianos.
    Also, all of Wayne's product is now distributed by Hal Leonard Music
    
    PianoDisc
    Mark Johnson
    4111 North Freeway Blvd
    Sacramento, CA 95834
    tel: 916-567-9999 or 1-800-566-DISC
    fax: 916-567-1941
    Catalog of new performances for PianoDisc system. Check also with
    local dealer.
    
    PianoMania Music Publishing
    Richard and Nancy Riley
    8300-D Sierra College Blvd.
    Roseville, CA 95661
    tel: 916-791-8079
    Catalog of new performances of Ragtime, Blues & Jazz, for Midi, Disklavier and
    others.
    
     [ Editor's Note:  E-mail address added from elsewhere in this digest
    
    QRS Music Rolls, Inc.
    1026 Niagara Street
    Buffalo, NY 14213
    tel:  1-800-24ROLLS  or 716-885-4600
    fax: 716-885-7510
    e-mail: QRSBUFFLO@AOL.COM
    AOL: via AOL (Music, The Studio, Tools of Trade, QRS)
    See also Piano Disks below.
    Catalog  "A Guide to QRS Pianomation MIDI Music Library," is selected
    titles from the main piano roll catalog.
    
    Yamaha Piano Co.
    6600 Orangethorpe Ave.
    Buena Park, CA 90620
    tel: 714-522-9011
    Catalog of new performances for Disklavier system.  Check also with
    local dealer.
    
    

    MIDI SUPPLIES

    Musician's Friend
    P.O. Box 4520
    Medford, OR 97501
    tel: 800-776-5173
    tel: 541-772-5173
    fax: 541-776-1370
    Source of hard-to-find midi supplies
    
    

    MUSIC BOX DISKS & CYLINDERS

    Barry Johnson Music Box Company
    2423-F Old Middlefield Way
    Mountain View, CA  94043
    (415) 964-0685
    Music box disks
    
    Porter Music Box Co.
    Dwight G. Porter
    Randolph, VT
    tel: 802-728-9694
    Copies of music box disks, many different sizes.
    
    

    AUDIO

    PianoMania Music Publishing
    Richard Riley
    8300-D Sierra College Blvd.
    Roseville, CA 95661
    tel: 916-791-8079
    Catalog of CDs of Ragtime, Blues & Jazz made from Disklavier performances.
    
    Marion Roehl Recordings
    3533 Stratford Drive
    Vestal, NY 13850-2222 USA
    Tel: (607) 797-9062
    Fax: (607) 797-2624
    Tapes and Cds of player pianos,  music boxes, photoplayers, calliopes and band
    organs
    
    

    BOOKS

    The Player Piano Co.
    704 East Douglas
    Wichita, KS  67202
    Purchased most of the remaining book stock from Vestal Press
    
    Rock Soup
    Bob and Ginny Billings
    1518 Sunnyslope Ave.
    Belmont, CA 94002-3732
    tel 415-593-4792
    fax 4115-592-5722
    Big 3-volume Rollography of QRS and Recordo rolls.
    
    The Vestal Press
    P.O. Box 97
    Vestal, NY 13851-0097
    phone: (607) 797-4872
    fax: (607) 797-4898
    Books with history, illustrations, technicalities about all forms of
    automatic music instruments.  Also audio CDs & cassettes.
    Sold some stock to the Player Piano Company of Wichita, KS
    
    

    SOCIETIES

    AMICA International
    Mike Barnhart, Membership Sec'y
    919 Lantern Glow Trail
    Dayton, OH 45431
    AMICA = Automatic Musicial Instrument Collector's Association;
    many local chapters with regular meetings.
    
    MBSI
    Frank Rider, Membership Chairman
    1062 Alber St.
    Wabash, IN 46992
    MBSI=Musical Box Society International
    
    
    SOCIETIES - GREAT BRITAIN
    
    Player-Piano Group
    Membership Secretary:-
    Malcolm Billingsley
    80 Montalt Road
    WOODFORD GREEN
    Essex IG8 9SS  ph +44 181 505 1850
    
    North-West Player-Piano Association:-
    Everson Whittle
    47 Raikes Road
    Preston PR1 5EQ
    
    Player-Piano Association of South Wales & The West:-
    J A Frampton
    161 Longmead Avenue
    Horfield
    Bristol BS7 8QG
    
    Friends of the Pianola Institute:-
    Mike Davies                           (or myself)
    9 Jillian Close
    Chestnut Avenue
    Hampton
    Middlesex
    
    Musical Box Society of Great Britain:-
    Alan Wyatt
    PO Box 299
    Waterbeach
    Cambridge CB4 4PJ
    
    
    SOCIETIES - NETHERLANDS
    
    
    Nederlandse Pianola Vereniging (NPV),
    Secr.: Jan ten Horn,
    Eikendreef 24,
    NL-5342 HR OSS.
    
    
    SOCIETIES - GERMANY
    
    Gesellschaft fuer Selbstspielende Musikinstrumente e.V
    Dr Jurgen Hocker
    Heiligenstock 46
    51465 Bergish Gladbach
    
    
    SOCIETIES - AUSTRALIA
    
    Australian Collectors of Mechanical Musical Instruments
    Ian Savins
    19 Waipori Street
    St. Ives 2075
    SYDNEY Australia
    
    Mechanical Music Society of Australia
    Norman Stallard
    41 The Highway
    Mt. Waverly  3149
    MELBOURNE Australia
    
    

    SPECIALTY PLAYER PARTS

    Specialty Machine Work for players
    Piano Tools and Piano action parts
    Robert Streicher
    PO Box 39
    Pond Eddy, NY 12770
    717-559-7403
    
    This man is most reasonable, a perfectionist, honest, and comes highly
    recommended. He produces many parts for Ampico and Duo-Art, including
    the ball bleed valves for the Ampico model B. A necessity if you ever
    intend to rebuild one.
    
    

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