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1880s and 1890s

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The Autophone Company began producing "Roller Organs" in the late 1880s. They quickly superceded the older "Autophones" in popularity.

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Open-Case Gem Roller Organ, detailą
1885 Autophone Company letter 1885 Autophone Company letter
regarding a disputed contract
1885 Peck & Snyder catalog 1885 Peck & Snyder catalog 1885 Peck & Snyder catalog
Gem Roller Organ, Concert Roller Organ
Roller Titles
1886 The Autophone Co. postcard 1886 The Autophone Co.
postcard
Autophone, Gem Roller Organą
circa 1886 Harbach Organ Co. catalog Text circa 1886 Harbach Organ Co. catalog
Gem Roller Organ
1887 World Manufacturing Co. catalog 1887 World Manufacturing Co. catalog
New American Roller Organ
G.H.W. Bates & Co. envelope G.H.W. Bates & Co. envelope
Gem Roller Organ
1887 G.H.W. Bates & Co. catalog 1887 G.H.W. Bates & Co. catalog 1887 G.H.W. Bates & Co. catalog
Gem Roller Organ, Concert Roller Organ
1887 The Holley Works 1887 The Youth's Companion magazine
The Holley Works
Gem Roller Organ
1888 G.H.W. Bates & Co. catalog 1888 G.H.W. Bates & Co. catalog 1888 G.H.W. Bates & Co. catalog
Gem Roller Organ, Concert Roller Organ
1888 Orchard and Garden catalog 1888 Orchard and Garden catalog
New American Roller Organ
1888 Cosmopolitan magazine 1888 Cosmopolitan magazine
World Mfg Co.
New American Roller Organ
1888 The Youths Companion magazine 1888 The Youths Companion magazine
The Holley Works
Wonderful Roller Organ
World_Mfg_Co World_Mfg_Co World Mfg Co.
Brochure
New American Roller Organ
©1884 The Chicago Music Co. songbook The Chicago Music Co. /
Wm. A. Pond & Co.
"Leslie's Service of Song", ©1884
Concert Roller Organ
1889 Harper's Magazine 1889 Harper's Magazine
"Borden Music Box Co."
The New American Musical Box
1890 The American Homestead 1890 The American Homestead
Excelsior Music Box Co.
The New American Musical Box
1890 Farm and Fireside 1890 Farm and Fireside Magazine
Borden Music Box Co.
The New American Musical Box
1890 The Metropolitan 1890 The Metropolitan magazine
Borden Music Box Co.
The New American Musical Box
1890 The Metropolitan 1890 The Metropolitan magazine
Standard Manufacturing Co.
Gem Roller Organ
1890 Good Stories 1890 Good Stories
The New American Musical Box
1890 Harper's Magazine 1890 Harper's Magazine
Gem Roller Organ
1890 The American Fireside & Farm 1890 The American Fireside & Farm
American Music Box Co.
New American Music[al] Box
1890 The American Fireside & Farm 1890 The American Fireside & Farm
Bates Organ Co.
Wonderful Roller-Organ
1890 Vickery's Fireside Visitor 1890 & 1891 Vickery's Fireside Visitor
"Borden Music Box Co."
The New American Musical Box
1890 Vickery's Fireside Visitor 1890 & 1891 Vickery's Fireside Visitor
"Bates Organ Co."
Wonderful Roller-Organ
1891 The American Homestead 1891, 1892 The American Homestead
"Bates Organ Co."
Wonderful Roller-Organ
1891 The American Homestead 1891 The American Homestead
"Excelsior Music Box Co."
The New American Musical Box
1891 The American Homestead 1891 The American Homestead
"American Organ Co."
The New American Roller Organ
1891 Ithaca NY 1891 "Ithaca NY as a City of Residence and Manufacture"
Business Directory Ad
Gem, Concert Roller Organs
1891 Ithaca NY 1891 "Ithaca NY as a City of Residence and Manufacture"
Business Directory Article
Gem, Concert Roller Organs
c1891 Morse & Co. catalog c1891 Morse & Co. catalog
Gem, Concert Roller Organs
1892 Galaxy of Music 1892 Galaxy of Music 1892 Trifet's Monthly
Galaxy of Music
Gem Roller Organ, detail
1892 Modern Queen 1892 Modern Queen,
"Bates Organ Co."
1892 Manufacturer & Builder magazine 1892 Manufacturer & Builder magazine
Gem Roller Organą
1893 Manufacturer & Builder magazine 1893 Manufacturer & Builder magazine
Concert Roller Organą
1894 Metropolitan & Rural Home magazine 1894 Metropolitan & Rural Home magazine
Gem Roller Organs
1894 Sears Roebuck & Co. catalog 1894 Sears Roebuck & Co. catalog
Gem, Concert Roller Organsą
1894 C. H. Hammond 1894 C. H. Hammond
Gem Roller Organą
1895 Montgomery Ward & Co. catalog 1894-95, 1895 Montgomery Ward & Co. catalog #56, #57
Gem, Concert Roller Organsą
1895 A.E. Benary catalog 1895 A.E. Benary catalog
Gem, Concert Roller Organsą
Larkin Soap Mfg. Co. Larkin Soap Mfg. Co. 1895 Larkin Soap Mfg. Co.
Chautauqua Roller Organ, detail
1896 Hearth and Home magazine 1896 Hearth and Home magazine
New American Roller Organ
Vickery's Fireside Visitor Vickery's Fireside Visitor
New American Roller Organsą
1897 Hearth and Home magazine 1897 Hearth and Home magazine
New American Roller Organ
Larkin Soap Mfg. Co. Larkin Soap Mfg. Co. 1897 Larkin Soap Mfg. Co.
Chautauqua Roller Organ, detail
Larkin Soap Mfg. Co. label Larkin Soap Mfg. Co.
Roller mailing label
from cardboard shipping sleeve
(6 cents postage attached)
Larkin Soap Mfg. Co. catalog Larkin Soap Mfg. Co. catalog
Chautauqua Roller Organą
Larkin Soap Mfg. Co. Larkin Soap Mfg. Co. Larkin Soap Mfg. Co.
Chautauqua Roller Organą
1897 Sears Roebuck & Co. catalog 1897 Sears Roebuck & Co. catalog #104
Gem, Concert Roller Organsą
Larkin Soap Mfg. Co. Larkin Soap Mfg. Co. Larkin Soap Mfg. Co.
Chautauqua Roller Organ, titles
1898 Hearth and Home 1898 Hearth and Home
New American Roller Organ
(Gem Roller Organ pictured)
1899 Cash Buyers Union catalog 1899 Cash Buyers Union catalog
Gem, Concert Roller Organs
1899 Larkin Soap Mfg. Co. catalog 1899 Larkin Soap Mfg. Co. catalog
Chautauqua Roller Organ
1899 Vickery's Fireside Visitor 1899 Vickery's Fireside Visitor
The New (American) Roller Organ
1899 Vickery's Fireside Visitor 1899 Vickery's Fireside Visitor
The New (American) Roller Organ
generic flier generic flier Early generic flier
Gem, Concert Roller Organs
Standard Manufacturing Co. brochure Text Standard Manufacturing Co. brochure
Home Music Box
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