WILCOX STUDIO -- old hand-painted sign on brick building
Friday, July 22, 2011
LET THE GOOD TIMES "ROLLS"
MY SCHOENHUT TOY PIANO
My toy antique Schoenhut upright piano no longer plays tunes. Yet its design -- an all wooden upright case with painted wooden white and black keys reminds me of the old full-sized player piano in my great uncle's Ohio farmhouse. When I was young, it was a treat for me to sit on his piano bench while the piano rolls magically moved the keyboard keys. Out of the guts of this piano would come loud, lively music. If I was lucky, I was allowed to listen to the piano rolls every-time I made a visit.