The Mills Violano Virtuoso is an amazing mechanical music machine manufactured by Mills Novelty Company from 1907 to 1930. If you are new to the Violano, you can find history, facts and pictures related to the Violano manufacture, direct from our archives.
We are active sellers and buyers for American Orchestrions and Nickelodeons, Mills Violanos of all types, DeCap and Mortier Dance Organs, Piano Wall Boxes, original Literature and catalogs, Fairground organs of all types, original Seeburg G & H rolls, and art glass panels from original nickelodeons, and more. Give us a call today, we NEVER charge for advise or information about mechanical music. Our affiliated restoration service, Haughawout Music Company is recognized as THE AUTHORITY concerning all aspects of the Mills Violano restoration.
We intend to deliver honest, reasonably priced instruments and services. Mills provides support from the purchase to the installation, and every step along the way. We have sold to and serviced virtually EVERY major collection of mechanical music in the USA, and many others around the world. We have always had welcome access to all private collections. Our dealer/restorer network is global and includes the top restoration professionals and music dealers in business today.
We have many decades experience in the mechanical music business. We have helped create some of the largest private and public museum collections. People from our firm have served on various boards and as advisors and consultants for the largest museums and collections in the world! Our group has club affiliations with MANY groups and international music associations. Unlike some, we have always been willing to share our knowledge, if we can help let us know.
We are proud to have arranged the private sale of the single largest music purchase in history! Several hundred instruments---an entire museum of top quality antique mechanical musical instruments! We are the exclusive manufacturer of MIDI digital interface units for Mills Violano. Our newest product and interface equipment can now control ANY MIDI EQUIPPED INSTRUMENT from band organs, orchestrions, to the largest Wurlitzer Pipe Organ. If you had a midi equipped instrument, you owe it to yourself to check out this technology!
Both Mills and Haughawout have been successfully involved with HUNDREDS of restored Violano instruments located in all parts of the world. We ARE the leading source for Mills Violano Virtuoso Instruments---singles, doubles, bow fronts, home models, early or late, we handle them all!
If you already have a Mills Digital interface consider an upgrade to our new wireless Tablet Player system. Our reasonable upgrade package for existing customers allows you complete freedom to control your Violano and play any tune combination with your digital library. Check out all the new system features on this website.
We don't just try to sell you an old instrument and then disappear to cash your check----at Mills Novelty Company we will be around for the long haul---
References from our many satisfied clients are available upon request.