And the music (still) plays on

From left, Craig Marshall and David Schmidt stood amid the many antique musical instruments they brought to the Sept. 19 meeting of the Millbrook Historical Society at Lyall Memorial Church. Among them were music boxes, gramophones, a miniature player piano and early record players. Photo by Judith O’Hara Balfe

MILLBROOK — With song lists just a tap away on a laptop, iPhone or tablet, it’s hard to imagine the apparatus that was needed in the olden days to hear music. The machines were complicated, to say the least, and often delicate, hardly easy to carry around, and for the most part, expensive and out of reach to a great many people.

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