Upright Piano, Transposing, George Russell, London, England, 1894.
Transposing Piano  

George Russell of London built many transposing pianos. Ear players could play in different keys by using the handle beneath the keyboard to alter the position of the hammers - either up or down the strings. Used in theatres to accompany silent movies. Irving Berlin the famous show composer had one of these - he could not read music.

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