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Another Rare estate find and in great condition, solid case and great graphics, This very interesting and rare practice keyboard by Mrs A. M. Virgil.
A Little History below
The Virgil Calvier Company was formed in 1890, with Almon Virgil’s wife opening the Virgil Piano School in New York in 1891. The particular model in this auction is for the “Mrs. A.M. Virgil New York” version.
The keyboards accurately simulate real piano keyboard action (but without the sound). The manufacturers used lead weights suspended over the rear of the keys to mimic the first faint hit of the jack slipping off of the hammer knuckle followed by the stronger impact of the key front contacting the felt. These keyboards also offer weight of touch control from two to twenty ounces.
A good usable item and highly collectible item in great condition too. See the nice old leather handle and corner protection on the case in the pictures, a real collectible
the length of the suitcase is approx 29 1/2 inches and the keyboard apporx 28 inches, it has some weight to it. Part of the reason for shipping costs. No reserve auction