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It’s a sad time for those of you who appreciate the high-tech of yesteryear. QRS has decided to stop manufacturing player piano rolls. It’s actually amazing that they were still making them up until early 2009. Luckily for us there will always be plenty available on ebay.

The halt in production comes 108 years after the company was founded in Chicago, and 42 years since it moved to Buffalo. Rolls used in player pianos reached their peak in popularity in the early 20th century, when a roll of paper was able to reproduce music through perforations signifying notes played on the piano.

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