Player piano again making the music admirers can sing to

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Steve Misener explains the insides of a player piano.

When Francis and Doris Halvorson donated their Farrand player piano to the Swift County Historical Society & Museum, it looked fine on the outside, but its playing mechanism had stopped working.

Hoping to hear it once again playing songs for people to sing along with, the staff and board at the museum contacted well-known piano and player piano restoration expert Steve Misener of Stockholm, S.D.  Saturday afternoon a small crowd gathered at the museum to hear the results of Misener’s work, for which $5,000 was raised.

“I came, I took it apart, and I left,” Misener told the expectant crowd. “And, one more thing, you wrote me a check. I took the money and the piano and I left – with a promise of coming back. It was a promise I gave and a promise I kept.”...

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PICTURED: Steve Misener explains the insides of a player piano.


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