Ragtime Nickelodeons, Calliopes and Player Pianos Home Page
Digital Pianos and Digital Guitars! Karaoke display on all MIDI units! Truly unique MIDI products. Not only do we restore player pianos, we manufacture them. Allow plenty of time to down load the .wav files and view all the pages!
Plays in your home, with MIDI files from the internet or from
any MIDI Guitar or Keyboard!
Wireless MIDI available on all units. Our 52 piece acoustic MIDI orchestras with congas, agogos, timbales, claves, guiros, bongos, Vibra slap, drums, crash cymbals, etc. Player piano and nickelodeons, carousel organs, bandorgans, calliopes, preassembled kits or ready to play. Player piano and nickelodeon conversion kits for any piano. Player piano rolls for orchestrions. We buy, sell and restore music boxes,
monkey organs, player piano, carousel organ antique instruments such as seeburg, coinola, Regina, Duo-Art Steinway player grands. Miniature MIDI valves, signal processors, replacement parts for Ragtime player pianos. Digital Jamaican Steel Drums! MIDI conversion of roto toms,
drums, cymbal, tambourines, triangles,Indian wood block, castanets, flute pipes, violin pipes, etc. General MIDI files. E-mail us for a free brochure and to be on our
mailing list. Send $15 for a color catalog to: Ragtime, 4218 Jessup Rd. Dept. WS, Ceres, CA 95307 For service questions please consult the video service pages below. If you don't see what you are looking for feel free to email Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will send you a link or see that a video is uploaded to suit your needs.
For product purchases and questions call Ken at (209) 735 0767 Skype Call (209) 735-0767.
For parts and train whistles Monday through Friday 7am - 4pm call (209) 634-8475 or Email us at email@example.com.
Circus Wagon. Also known as a pianola, calliope, bandorgan player piano, pianola, calliope, draaiorgel,saloon,western town, draiorge, orguebarbarie , draihorgel, street organ, orgue de barbarie, orgue bernard, musique, mechanique
Noted film director, Richard Donner (Superman, Lethal Weapon, X-Men)recently was given an Automated Ukulele by his wife Lauren Schuler Donner. When I asked him how he had heard about me he related this story, which we got on video. He had heard about me from Olivia Harrison, the widow of
...watch the video below!
Harry Connick Jr. plays our Ragtime Nickelodeon on the set of Cheers. Watch it here below:
Setup for display at the IAAPA amusement park show convention in Atlanta, Georgia Nov. 13th-16th, 2006. It is a good example of what to expect when the instruments are mounted above the floor. This unit will be setup on a beach where a bar serving drinks will be placed below. It will be fitted with weather proofing clear vinyl siding which will roll of in good weather. Also, the bar can be moved back and a dance floor revealed. 16ft wide. Most of these photos were taken from the floor looking up at the cieling where the instruments are mounted.
Below are some photos of our Safari Hut and The Ragtime Castaway Band
This is a Video of a Smaller Version. Our American Gazebo:
BW66m-AbCDK-7This Model A shows off our BW66m band organ very well. Ask about our custom parade vehicles. This little band organ is on metal spoked wheels with rubber tires. It can be pulled in parades without the truck.
Great for Pool side!
The SDm-5 and the SDmh on right
These Little huts contains a MIDI operated steel drum, at times fashioned by the Gold Record performing artist Tom Reynolds
of "Hamilton, Joe Franks and Reynolds" They took the song
"Don't Pull Your Love Out on Me Baby" to gold in 1971. Tom makes the steel drums for us. It contains Bass Drum, Snare Drum, High and Low Bongo Drums,
Snare Drum and Tambourine. Touch screen and Bill acceptor is standard. Click on the YouTube video below to hear it play:
Musical Parade Vehicles
Attractions to Remember
Click on small pictures below for larger photo
If you've heard one of these play in person you were undoubtably impressed. Shown at trade shows only playing acoustically, you need to hear the stage performance version which is fully mixed, and amplified with compressed bass drums.
Trade shows don't allow demonstration of this unit amplified. It is simply too over powering for fellow exhibitors. MP3 files are available on the MP3 page. Plays 47 percussion instruments with Bass Guitar, Guitar, Banjo, Flute Pipes, Accordion, 24 Bells and Piano and Steel Drum.
Sounds great with rock, classic, blues, jazz and many other music forms. Can be Horse drawn or with a tractor. 12 Volt DC or 110 VAC selectable. Plays 4 hours on a single charge. All acoustic instruments are mic'd and mixed for superior stage performance. Terrific
with live dancers and singers. A roof top stage is included (not shown) for performers. Holds 3 adults safely with safety straps and brass rails. Roof includes roll down clear plastic blinds for inclimate weather. Private demonstrations to prospective buyers available, please
inquire by calling (209) 735-0767
Click here for a YouTube video of the above playing "TotalRecall". A good example of the Automated Kettle Drums which play a range of 14 notes.
Good enough for Lord of the Rings film director Peter Jackson's home in Wellington, New Zealand. Unbelievable sounds and MP3 files are available on our MP3 page. Plays 47 percussion instruments with Bass Guitar, Guitar, Banjo, Flute Pipes, Accordion, Bells and Piano.
Sounds great with rock, classic, blues, jazz and many other music forms.
Click for YouTube of Peter Jackson's comment, "proud have the first Ragtime Automated Band in New Zealand".
A photo of Ken and Jamie Caulkins with Peter Jackson in his home in New Zealand.
A gracious host, here is Peter Jackson presenting Jamie Caulkins with the Elvin Star, Elvin symbol of immortality.
Famous NASCAR race car driver
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
and his Country Special and Piano for his private saloon in his private Old west Town on his estate in Mooresville, NC.
Dale in his Saloon with our products
This is our Band Organ mounted on a Hot Rod Flatbed truck for Parades. Used by Coca Cola in Brazil for Carnival.
Grade 3 Solid Oak Cabinet on left, Cherry in Center.
Wonderful! Our Bluegrass Special. Must be seen in person. Moret MP3 files are available on our MP3 page. Plays 15 percussion instruments with Bass Guitar, Guitar and Banjo.
Sounds great with rock, classic, blues, jazz and many other music forms.
Click on one of the song titles below to hear it play an actual
recording of it playing on MP3 format. Great for your saloon.
Touch screen available with our special jukebox program, screen shown below. Selections automatically picked from Sub Folder names within Juke Box folder. Scroll Aphabetically within folders. Great for organizing MIDI, MP# or MPEG files for instant access.
Also will work for pre recorded announcements. Great for many applications. Holds more than 20,000 songs on an average hard drive. Coin operated or Free Play. Works with Serial contolled Bill Acceptors and Electronic Coin Mechanisms.
Big Bertha on the left and Little Bertha on the right.
Click on one of the YouTube videos below to here Little Bertha play:
Our LB-47 playing Cha Cha Cha:
Little Bertha orchestration orchestrion. Below it is playing Hot Hot Hot. I take both the front and bottom panels off so you can see the instruments playing better.
Or the theme song from Rocky:
Should be in any collection. Also known in europe as orgeldraaier, draaiorgel, barrel organ, drehorgel, orgue de barbarie, handdraaiorgel or pianola
Watch this YouTube Video to hear the 4 pipe (SE-1) train whistle (6"x9" by 14" high)36 screws hold the fabric to the body:
DC-1 Duck Call- Video below, with bellows and similar appearance to SE-1
Watch this YouTube Video to hear the 6 pipe (OE-3) train whistle (16"x9" by 21" high)58 screws hold the fabric to the body. Commercial use intended:
Mounting Brackets included for all Whistles. The OE-3 mounting bracket may be on the right or the left. The SE-1 mounting bracket is fixed on the right side of the Whistle body. Rope and handle included. Please contact us for Wholsale quantities of 12 or more.
Pneumatic Train Whistles webpage
Click here to go to our Style Z roll operated Web pageThis is our MIDI Zm-GRP with pipes, glock, piano and drums. The laptop pivots out from beneath the keyboard. Carving is extra. A touch screen panel may be installed in either top glass panel along with a coin op, or bill acceptor.
Seen here is my son Jeff with our largest cabinet style Orchestrion. It is a MIDI Zm-AbCDEGJKPS with guitar, banjo, bass synth, pipes, glock, piano, accordion, Steel Drum and drums. The PC is located within, but a matching pedestal with touch screen is optional. Without it you may use your own PC or any MIDI player. Available in Cherry and light or dark Oak. Carving, as shown, is optional. There is one of these in Stock at the Ragtime Australia store near Brisbane, Australia.
If you love what we do, do not have the room but would like to support our research in the field of Automated Music feel free to follow the link below to donate. Your contributions are both needed and welcome.