I bought these plaques for not very much money, maybe ten bucks. I thought I might use them in an assemblage one day; I didn't know how. I just loved the graphics.
|At first I thought these plaques were from a metronome but the text* on |
the piece from the upper left reveals them to be from a player piano.
Since then, I started cutting up tin and making pieces with it. Now there are tin snips and files and shears at hand. And when I started making a necklace for a friend who's a stellar guitarist, Jane Getter, searching through my cabinets for pieces to assemble, I came across the player-piano plaques and realized I could actually make a necklace from them.
|Largo, slowest<--------------> fastest, Presto|
The thick brass was harder to cut than tin (thinner steel) but I managed with my new German shears. I filed off the sharp edges and shaped the treble clef.
|The volume control was already banner-shaped, but the brass was thinner,|
so I cut a piece of vintage tin to back it with and riveted the pieces together.
I think it turned out great. Now where do I find more player-piano plaques?
*Standard Artist-Record Action is specially constructed to play any make of reproducing or regular music roll with transposer lever at normal.