The SEXTROLA is a very rare machine, having only been made in 1908..the date on the front of the machine, along with the serial number #4196.
It plays: 44 not piano, 44 Cremona-toned pipes representing first violin, second violin, and "cello"; mandolin attachment; 12 note set of orchestra bells. It has a loud
pedal and soft pedal with the piano part, and a swell box in the rear to add to the expression of the music. It plays an endless roll that is very scarce, and is usually a roll
of six tunes. This famous SEXTROLA once sat in a famous Madam's house in upper New York state. It was used their until her husband's death, and was then moved to the personal
home where it sat for many years. The name SEXTROLA would indicate use in a redlight district. It was a total wreck when Paul Eakins obtained it, after having been stored for many years.
The art glass is of a delicate coloring and in good condition. The front wood in the lower section has been removed and replaced with plexiglass so the most interesting action of the music
may be observed. The music is plays is of unusual tone and depth and typical of an era long past--all part of our American Heritage.
PCD2005 REDLIGHT DISTRICT 1908 #5179
1. MY PONY BOY
2 STREETS OF CAIRO
3. CARNIVAL OF VENICE
4. I'M A YANKEE DOODLE DANDY
5. PRETTY RED WING
6. MEDLEY-YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS/OH DEM GOLDEN SLIPPERS
7. WHEN THE MIDNIGHT CHOO CHOO LEAVES FOR ALABAM
8 SOMEBODY ELSE IS GETTING IT
9. ONLY AN HOUR WITH YOU DEAR
10. DON'T LEAVE YOUR WIFE ALONE
11. GOING SOME
12. A LITTLE MORE PEPPER
13. I'LL DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN
14. I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU SOMETHING THAT YOU'VE NEVER HAD BEFORE
15. BANANA PEEL RAG
Listen to a sample
"STREETS OF CAIRO"
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