ANTIQUE JUKE BOXES (Mar, 1956)

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ANTIQUE JUKE BOXES

A rare find in a dusty attic led to Louis Kernstein’s role as an expert on old music machines.

TWENTY-FIVE years ago, Louis Kernstein found an old, dusty victrola in the attic of his family home in Freehold, N. J. The machine was in sad need of repair and Louis scoured his neighborhood for parts. He didn’t find the parts but he did discover all kinds of music boxes and machines which formed the basis of his present remarkable collection.

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  1. Andrew Barrett says: June 17, 20092:20 am

    Hi, I’ve never heard of this guy before, I wonder if he was an MBSI member? He seems like an interesting fellow with a decent-size and wide-ranging collection.

    The Musical Box Society International was founded in the late 1940′s. (It didn’t become “international” for many years). They are still around and still successful. You can check out their website at:

    http://www.mbsi.org/

    The Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors’ Association was founded in the late 1960′s, and although originally the emphasis was on reproducing pianos, in recent years members have been trying to de-emphasize these particular instruments in favor of a broader spectrum of automatic pianos, pipe organs, reed organs, player violins, banjos, etc.

    http://www.amica.org/

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