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National Electric Colonial Elite  Style H Ochestrion

The Colonial Elite Style H was the top model of a line of automatic pianos offered by the National Electric Piano Company, successor to the Engelhardt/Peerless companies of St. Johnsville, New York.

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Interior mechanisms are in good playing condition. The cabinet has the original finish in quarter-sawn oak. The instrument operates from a Peerless style “O” roll. This is a beautiful working example of a rare orchestrion, a true collector’s piano. Purchase includes one original and three recut music rolls.

Made in the 1920’s, the Colonial Elite was available with different instrumentation, the most equipped being the style H. This model, designated as the “Theatre Orchestrion”, features piano with mandolin attachment, bass and snare drums, cymbal, triangle and flute pipes (flute or violin pipes were available in the style H).