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Object Name: Set of (2) player piano rolls in original box
Date: ca. 1918
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Medium: Paper, plastic, cardboard
Dimensions: Overall: 2 7/8 x 12 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. ( 7.3 x 31.8 x 14.6 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Chicago
Description: Set of two perforated paper player piano rolls on cardboard cylinders with black plastic spool ends; "Santa Claus Time" and "Illustrated Singing Games" arranged and played by Carolyn Wilson (the latter may not be original to the set); rolls are in individual cardboard boxes with a single slide-on double cover with red and green paper with holly and berry pattern applied over cardboard.
Object Number: Z.1779.17a-e
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Marks: printed paper label: affixed to leader of roll"a": "Q.R.S / Trade Mark Reg. / SANTA CLAUS TIME / A Descriptive Christmas Roll with a / Christmas Story and Selection of / Favorite Yuletide Songs with Words / For Young and Old / 1553" in relief: on spool ends of "a": "Q R S CO / CHICAGO, ILL." stamped: on leader of roll "c": "Q.R.S / WORD ROLL / 1950 / Illustrated Singing Games / 1. LONDON BRIDGE / 2. ITISKIT ITASKET / 3. 'ROUND THE MULBERRY BUSH / 4. FARMER IN THE DELL / Copyright MCMXVIII. Patent applied for" printed paper label: affixed to end of box "d": Q.R.S / Trade Mark Reg. / ILLUSTRATED SINGING GAMES / WITH WORDS / 1. London Bridge; 2. Itiskit Itasket; / 3. 'Round the Mulberry Bush; / 4. Farmer in the Dell. / Arr. and Played by Carolyn Wilson / c[opyright] 1918 1950 Pat. App. for"