Music Roll Cabinet
PLATE XVIIL. Few articles of furniture are, at the present time, more desirable in numerous houses than such a cabinet as that illustrated in this plan. The great and continually increasing demand for the Pianola Piano and the Pianola attachment to the ordinary piano forte, and the consequent necessity for a collection of the perforated music-rolls, renders it highly desirable that a properly constructed and convenient cabinet should be possessed, in which the rolls can be kept in safety and in order, and without loss of space. The form of cabinet which fulfils all these conditions is set forth in the simple design given.
Fig. i is a front view of the cabinet, showing its door, filled with simple leaded glass. Fig. 2 is an end view, severely plain in construction. Fig. 3 is a vertical section through the cabinet, showing the series of shelves for the reception of the perforated music-rolls. It will be observed that the shelves do not extend the full depth of the interior: this is done so as to allow the roll-boxes to project perfectly free of the shelves, and, accordingly, be easily withdrawn and replaced.
In Fig. 4, which is a horizontal section through the cabinet, the relation of the shelves to the internal space is indicated. Fig. 5 is a section immediately under the top. Fig. 6 is a section through one style of the door and its adjoining angle-piece. Fig, 7 is a section through the end panelling, a back angle-piece, and the back-board, showing the jointing of the same.
Some good hard wood, such as Spanish mahogany or choice wainscot oak, should be used for all the exposed portions; bay-wood being used for the shelves, bottom-board and back-board in either case. When mahogany is used, it should be French-polished ; but when oak is employed, any finish that taste may direct can be adopted. Any design may be carried out in the leaded glass; and in all cases the leads should be gilded.
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