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Levi Mevis
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At about 2:00 in or so the guy discussing the instrument shows the inside of the instrument and inside the instrument is a Holtzer-Cabot motor that's driving the whole intstrument and unfortunately the guy mispronounces the company's name. But its still a cool video.






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Cool video and an amazing instrument.  I kinda want one now. Lol. 

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Lane Shirey wrote: Cool video and an amazing instrument.  I kinda want one now. Lol. 


You might want one, you don't want to move it. I bought one once, not as big as that about 20 years ago, my back is still screwed up. I did once pick up a motor with the Seeburg tag at a local farm auction in New Carlisle, IN for $20.00, brought $450 on eBay when it was still money.  Now, you're lucky to get a GE Whiz for that around me...

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Yep, I believe that the Seeburg company that made this Orchestrion is the same Company that made the Juke Boxes later on in the 1940-1970s.

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The point is at 7:10 where he opens the bottom to see the motor. Cool instrument.

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Ok, I wasn't sure, but still it is kind of neat to see it work and also to see one of those old Holtzer-Cabot motors in its native enviroment.


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