National Music Museum, University of South Dakota
414 E. Clark
Vermillion, SD 57069 US
Organ ID: 66593
Updated through online information from Margret Downie Banks, National Music Museum Associate Dir. -- "It has been on long-term loan (since 2002) to the Meredith Wilson Museum and Music Man Square in Mason City, Iowa. Actually, after it is safe for us to travel once again, we are going to be dismantling the extensive exhibit there and will bring everything back to Vermillion. All I remember about the Reproduco is that it is tremendously heavy! Basically, it arrived here in 2001 and almost immediately went out to Mason City..no time for photos. It was shown in a very small, “vaudevillian” type theatre, where visitors could watch a silent movie starring Charlie Chaplin."
Identified via email from Margaret Downie Banks, Assoc. Museum Dir. on November 4, 2020. The "Reproduco" organs came in three styles: A 1-manual organ with a roll player - much like a Photoplayer; a 2-manual instrument with a lower piano keyboard and an upper organ manual with optional roll player; and a 2-manual, 4-rank pipe organ with a horseshoe console having a roll player in the center.
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