Last Updated: 10/8/2008


"A Tune for a Token, A catalogue of tokens and medals relating to automatic musical instruments circa 1850-1930" by Q. David Bowers. Published in 1975 by Token and Medal Society, Inc. (TAMS), Thiensville, WI. Printed in softcover, 79 pages with hundreds of black-and-white photographs and advertisements. The book measures 11 inches (28.5 cm) high by 8-1/2 inches (21.5 cm) wide.

Text from the author's Introduction, in part, reads as follows:

"The following descriptions delineate the different types of tokens and medals pertaining to automatic musical instruments. Most of these items - those which have inscriptions such as GOOD FOR ONE TUNE, for example - were made for use in these instrumetns. Others were intended as store cards or medals to advertise firms making or selling such devices.


    Historical Background
    Medals & Tokens - in alphabetical order
            Index By Issuer
            Index by Geographical Location
            Index by Token Manufacturer

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