A fine Mills Violano-Virtuoso,
circa 1915, the single-violin Home Model, in stunning case probably upgraded at time of commission,
No. 105, stamped to frame back,
with G D E A violin tuning and start/stop buttons, piano accompaniment with the Mills Violano decal to piano action rail, roll drive mechanism with period on/rewind switches and motor, violin fingerboard bearing the numerous patent dates, rosin block and wheel-bows, counter-weight shot-filled chambers on extended rods through to the drive mechanism chamber, in rouge-finished and polished case with interior glass panel before the piano hammers, the double adverse-hinged doors to the front with oval-knob pulls, above motor doors flanked by finely tapering and fluted Corinthian column supports, typical hinged plain top as the swell flap.
With 25 rolls.
5'5"high 4'2"wide 3'deep