Link Piano Company Endless-Rolls
Type RX, C and M.P. Jr. Music Rolls
and an Assortment of Program Cards

Box and labels for Link Style "RX" endless music roll #15353.

(Photograph courtesy of Rusty King)

Box and labels for Link Style "RX" endless music roll #15353, issued in 1927, and used on Style 2, 2E, 2F, C, D, E, M. P. Jr., and M. P. Sr.

Box end label for Link Style "RX" endless music roll #15353.

(Photograph courtesy of Rusty King)

Box end label for Link Style "RX" endless music roll #15353, issued in 1927. In many instances the rubber stamped roll number has faded almost completely away.

Program card for Automatic Musical Company endless roll #80004, dated October 1907.

(Photograph courtesy of Rusty King)

Rubber stamped "Track With Indicator" arrow. These usually very faded ink impressions are located between the roll number stamps. The arrow points to the direction the roll should run through the music roll feeder mechanism. The text is near the back edge of the paper, but upside down as viewed when standing in front of the piano looking down on the paper from above. On later re-cut rolls the "Track With Indicator" can be read properly and the stamp appears on the edge of the paper toward the front of the piano. In either case, when putting a new music roll into a Link coin piano, if the indicator arrow is not stamped on the side of the paper facing upwards (the top surface) and also pointing towards the roll feeder the music roll has been rewound backwards.

In contrast, an M.P. Jr. has its roll feeders on the instrument's left side, and so the roll feeds from right to left, the opposite of the direction a music roll feeds for Link coin pianos. Consequently, in this particular instance the upside down roll numbers and "Track With Indicator" would look and read correctly.

Program card for Link Style "M. P. Jr." (Motion Picture Jr. player) endless music roll #138.

(Photograph courtesy of Don Rand)

Program card for Link Style "M. P. Jr." (Motion Picture Jr. player) endless music roll #138, issued in 1923.

Program card for Link Style "RX" endless music roll #15101.

(Photograph courtesy of Don Rand)

Program card for Link Style "RX" endless music roll #15101, issued in 1915.

Program card for Link Style "RX" endless music roll #15113.

(Photograph courtesy of Don Rand)

Program card for Link Style "RX" endless music roll #15113, issued in 1915.

Program card for Link Style "RX" endless music roll #15335.

(Photograph courtesy of Don Rand)

Program card for Link Style "RX" endless music roll #15335, issued in 1926. 

Back side of program card for Link Style "RX" endless music roll #15335.

(Photograph courtesy of Don Rand)

Back side of program card for Link Style "RX" endless music roll #15335.

Program card for Link Style "RX" endless music roll #15340.

(Photograph courtesy of Don Rand)

Program card for Link Style "RX" endless music roll #15340. Scribbled on the back side in pencil is the notation: "Oildale 2-15-25." Oildale is a small oil town north of Bakersfield, California.

Program card for Link Style "RX" endless music roll #15367.

(Photograph courtesy of Don Rand)

Program card for Link Style "RX" endless music roll #15367, issued in 1928.

Program card for Deo Style "RX" endless music roll #10520.

(Photograph courtesy of Don Rand)

Program card for Deo Style "RX" endless music roll #10520, issued in 1933. This roll was arranged and sold by Ray Deyo after Link had closed down production of music rolls. Mr. Deyo had custody of one of the original Link production perforators. After interest in new music rolls came to an end the perforator was scrapped and any remaining music roll stock was burned for heat during the winter.

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