The Roller Organ Cobography is ...

  • Roller Organs are a type of organette, a hand-operated, table-top sized mechanical musical instrument, manufactured from the late 1880s through the mid 1920s by The Autophone Co. of Ithaca, New York.
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  • Cobs are the informal name by which many collectors refer to the “rollers” which play on these instruments.
  • -ography, from the Greek word meaning “to write”, is the study and written record about a specified subject.

Where it all comes together:

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