Player Piano Treasury brings to the reader the story of the vast player piano industry in America which at one point was almost a necessity in the household. Now, as a result of endless technological advances in home entertainment, it is all but forgotten. This book, through its many pages of catalog material, advertisements, trade journal articles and 28,000 words of text, brings once again to mind some of the fantastic accomplishments of the inventors of an earlier day.
Born and raised in Ithaca, NY, Mr. Harvey Roehl graduated from the school of Mechanical Engineering at Cornell University in 1949, and he also held a Master's Degree in Education from Cornell. He was a Licensed Professional Engineer in New York State.