About This Web Site

Evolution of This Site

When this site commenced operation in 1997, it was primarily dedicated to research and data collection in regards to the J.D. Philipps Pianella / Wurlitzer PianOrchestra line of self-playing automatic orchestras. In April of 2003 the mechanical music history pages were transferred over to the Mechanical Music Press web site, where they reside to this day.

This site was expanded over the intervening years to cover other topics, but then, in February of 2021, it was decided to discontinue this web site.