Rollography Introduction

Welcome to the 8TTI (Eight To The Inch Perforated) music roll rollography.

As of January 2021, this site is currently under major update !  Check back frequently. 

YOUR help is greatly appreciated.

If you notice a roll listing that is not verified with an actual box or roll label and you posses a quality picture of one, please message me (or send a pic) by clicking on the Rollography Manager email link at the bottom of the page !

  •  The * (asterisk) marks the updated pages

These particular music rolls were produced and used in specific early mechanically operated organs and pianos built by several manufactures from the late 1800’s to mid 1900’s. Roll production (and reproduction) continued on through the late 1900’s.

No undertaking of a broad-based rollography is possible without the willing and generous assistance and support from many individuals.

The following individuals and institutions provided access, advice, clarification, information and other valued assistance, all of which was crucial to the development and presentation of this rollography.


Jeff Alterman; Aveni Family ; Jerry Biasella; Bill Black; A. B. Bonds; Chris Carlisle; Matthew Caulfield; Barbara Charles; Arnold Chase; Fred Dahlinger Jr.;
John Daniel; Chris Doring; Will Eley; Bill Endlein; Mike Grant; Scotty Greene; Dave Haibach; Bill and Rosanna Harris; Doug Hershberger; Joe Hilferty;
Frank Himpsl; Howe Archive, University of Maryland; Humphrey Company; Don Janisch; Dana Johnson; George Karpel; Bill Klinger; Knoebels Grove Park;
Tom Kuehn; Richard A. LeVangie; Dick Lokemoen; Rick Lohr; Looff carousel, Spokane, WA.; Dale Lukes; John Malone; Gavin McDonough ; Roger Morrison;
Don Neilsen; Bob Newman; Rich Olsen; Bruce Pier; Paul Quam; Art Reblitz; Mark Reinhart; Dan Robinson; Jasper Sanfilippo; Ralph Schultz; Bob Stuhmer;
Larry Villano; Tim Westman; David Wilder; Craig Wiley; Jim Williams; Tom Wurdeman; Dave Wynn

Thank you one and all.

Questions or Input?

Rollography Manager