P-100 Abide With Me P-101 Annie Laurie P-102 America P-103 Angels From the Realms Of Glory P-104 Aloha Oe P-105 Auch Der Lieber Augustin P-106 Blue Bells Of Scotland P-107 Comin' Thru the Rye P-108 Carry Me Back To Old Virginny P-109 Come, All Ye Faithful P-110 Darling Nelly Gray P-111 Dixie P-112 Emmet's Lullaby P-113 Flow Gently Sweet Afton P-114 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing P-115 Hot Time In the Old Town P-116 How Dry I Am P-117 Humoresque P-118 Home Sweet Home P-119 Irish Washerwoman (Jig) P-120 In the Good Old Summertime P-121 It Came Upon a Midnight Clear P-122 John Brown's Body P-123 Jerry 0wen P-124 Juanita P-125 Joy To the World P-126 Jingle Bells P-127 Little Annie Rooney P-128 Last Rose Of Summer P-129 Long Long Ago P-130 Love's Old Sweet Song P-131 Let Me Call You Sweet Heart P-132 Listen To the Mocking Bird P-133 Mighty Lak' a Rose P-134 Maryland, My Maryland P-135 Massa's In the Cold, Cold Ground P-136 Marching Thru Georgia P-137 My Old Kentucky Home P-138 Merry Widow Waltz P-139 My Wild Irish Rose P-140 O Sole Mio P-141 Over the Waves P-142 Old Black Joe P-143 Auld Lang Syne P-144 Onward, Christian Soldiers P-145 Oh, Little Town Of Bethlehem P-146 Oh, Dear, What Can the Matter Be? P-147 Polly Wolly Doodle P-148 A Perfect Day P-149 Sidewalks Of New York P-150 Sweet Rosy O'Grady P-151 Sweet Adeline P-152 St. Patrick's Day P-153 Sweet And Low P-154 Star Spangled Banner P-155 Silver Threads Among the Gold P-156 Silent Night P-157 Those Endearing Young Charms P-158 Turkey In the Straw P-159 Wearin' Of the Green P-160 We Three Kings P-161 Way Down Upon the Swanee River P-162 When You And I Were Young Maggie P-163 Yankee Doodle P-164 On Wisconsin P-165 Yale Bocla Song P-166 The Victor's March P-167 Hail to the Orange P-168 Go U Northwestern P-169 Indiana, My Indiana P-170 Carmen (Ohio) P-171 The U of M Rouser P-172 Victory March P-173 P-174 P-175 Pagan Love Song (From "The Pagan") P-176 I Get the Blues When It Rains P-177 Where Is the Song Of Songs For Me? P-178 Sleepy Valley P-179 Honey P-180 Do Something (From "Syncopation") P-181 Breakaway (From "Fox Movietone Follies Of 1929") P-182 Mean To Me P-183 Big City Blues (From "Fox Movietone Follies Of 1929") P-184 Wake Up, Chill'un, Wake Up P-185 Am I Blue P-186 Smiles P-187 Wedding Of the Painted Doll P-188 P-189 Tip Toe Through the Tulips With Me P-190 Singin' In the Rain P-191 Sweethearts On Parade P-192 Parade Of the Wooden Soldiers P-193 Lover Come Back To Me P-194 Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life P-195 I'm Just a Vagabond Lover P-196 Piccolo Pete P-198 Congratulations P-199 Ain't Misbehavin' P-200 Love Me P-201 Marianne (from "Marianne") P-202 All That I Am Asking Is Sympathy P-203 If I Had a Talking Picture Of You P-205 Melancholy P-206 A Little Kiss each Morning P-207 Turn On the Heat P-208 Singin' in the Bathtub P-209 Painting the Clouds with Sunshine P-210 Aren't We All P-211 Kansas City Blues P-212 Twelfth Street Rag P-214 Wabash Blues P-215 Shake That Thing P-216 Good Night P-217 Rambling Wreck from Georgia Tech P-218 Four or Five Times P-219 Munequita P-220 Negra Consentida P-221 Veleidosa P-222 Manatomes Y Claveles P-223 Seranata Azul P-224 Russiana P-225 Sunny Jim P-226 Crvin' for the Carolinas P-227 Should I P-228 Happy Days Are Here Again P-229 Stein Song P-230 Washington and Lee Swing P-231 When It's Spring time in the Rockies P-232 Dancing with Tears in My Eyes P-233 Cheer Up P-234 Swingin' In a Hammock P-235 I Love You So Much P-236 Just a Little Closer P-237 You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me P-238 Little White Lies P-239 Sweet Jennie Lee P-240 Go Home and Tell Your Mother P-241 Some Where in Old Wyoming P-242 When the Organ Played at Twilight P-244 River Stay 'Way From My Door P-245 P-246 P-247 Hold Me P-248 Stormy Weather P-249 Star Dust ? Blue Danube Waltz ? If I Had a Hammer
QRS roll boxes are labeled Playasax but some adverts spell the name
Play-A-Sax. The Clarola was similar but supposedly resembled a clarinet.
The music roll is 4.25 inches wide and plays 16 notes. The same roll played
the Fireside Player, Melody Player, PlaRola, Clarola and Playasax.
Newly perforated Playasax rolls are available from
Schmidt's Music Rolls
6549 Locust Grove Road
Easton, MD 21601 USA
[published by QRS in the late 1930s]
DIRECTIONS FOR PLAYING THE QRS PLAYASAX
1 -- Note that each Playasax roll has a slot in one end and a round hole in the other. The slotted end is the bottom and the end with the round hole is the top. To place this roll in position to play, adjust the bottom or slotted end in the roll holder with the left hand, then raise the spring roll holder at the top slightly to admit the Playasax roll with the round hole at the top, and the spring will go back into place and hold the roll firmly in position.
2 -- After placing the roll as directed in the left hand roll holder, draw the paper across the tracker bar of the Playasax or where the openings are across the front of the Playasax, and then thread the paper through the slot in the core of the empty roll on the right hand side, folding the end that comes through over slightly, and turn the crank away from you until the openings in the roll appear over the slots In the tracker bar. The Playasax is then ready to operate.
3 -- Take a firm hold of the lower part of the Playasax with the left hand and turn the crank away from you with the right hand. Turn the crank slowly and breathe or draw on the mouthpiece -- do not put the mouthpiece in your mouth; put your lips against it and simply breathe naturally into it -- do not draw or blow hard. Before the supply of air in your lungs been exhausted by blowing, start drawing on the mouthpiece and blow or draw in turn while you are turning the crank until the selection you have on the Playasax has been played through. You will find after doing this a time or two that the Playasax can be very easily played.
4 -- To reroll, press the crank IN or to the left, and turn the crank in the same direction you have been turning it to play, which is away from you, and when the roll has been completely wound back to the left hand side, release the pressure you have been putting on the crank and it will come back into position itself ready to play again.
5 -- Remember, you do not have to wind the roll off the core at any time except when you change rolls -- simply watch when you are through playing or rewinding and when you come to the end of the perforations in the roll, stop turning the crank before the paper is pulled away from the core. This will save you the bother of having to thread the paper back on the core each time.
6 -- You can play the Playasax as fast or as slowly as you choose according to your own idea of how the roll should be played. Simply suit yourself, but we recommend that you do not try to play it too fast, as you will get a far better result by using the slower motion with the crank.
The Playasax rewind gear rewinds the roll three times as fast as it plays.
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