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Aeolian Song Roll

Box
ca.1900 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Cardboard box (with two adhesive stickers) for an Aeolian Song Roll: Full Scale 26294. When Song is Sweet by G. Sans Souci, played by C. Blackmore. Sold by Hickes, Reading and Gloucester, ‘Noted for pianos, Gramophones, records etc.’


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Line-block printing
Brief description
Cardboard box for an 'Aeolian Song Roll' (E.1773-1990): Full Scale 26294. 'When Song is Sweet' by G. Sans Souci, played by C. Blackmore. Manufactured by The Aeolian Company Ltd., London and New York. Sold by Hickes, Reading and Gloucester, England, ca.1900.
Physical description
Cardboard box (with two adhesive stickers) for an Aeolian Song Roll: Full Scale 26294. When Song is Sweet by G. Sans Souci, played by C. Blackmore. Sold by Hickes, Reading and Gloucester, ‘Noted for pianos, Gramophones, records etc.’
Dimensions
  • Height: 32.1cm
  • Width: 5.7cm
  • Depth: 5.1cm
Measurements taken from Registry File.
Marks and inscriptions
  • 'HICKIE'S / NOTED FOR PIANOS, GRAMAPHONES, RECORDS ETC. / 17 ST. ALDGATE ST. GLOUCESTER' (Lettered on adhesive sticker.)
  • 'Hickies 4/- Reading' (Lettered on adhesive sticker.)
Production
E.1773-1990 is the song roll for which this is the box.
Subject depicted
Associated object
Bibliographic reference
Edge, Kevin. The Art of Selling Songs : Graphics for the Music Business, 1690-1990. London : Futures Publications, 1991.
Collection
Accession number
E.1772-1990

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Record createdFebruary 23, 2009
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