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Fact #97362


Short story:

The Morning Oregonian newspaper reports that Fred Fritz's Concert Hall in Portland, Oregon, USA, has acquired "a magnificent orchestrion", imported direct from Germany, Europe, which plays "all of the latest classical and popular music". The paper urges its readers to go and see this mechanical instrument, which is "run by electricity and contains 164 pipes with a blending of sixteen instruments. It is said to be only one of six such instruments in the USA.