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Several organizations that relate to mechanical musical instruments all over the world. These organizations are listed in alphabetical order.
The International Association of Player-Piano, Roll-Playing and Automatic Instrument Enthusiasts.
AMICA has local chapters in: Alabama, Alaska, (Arizona Northeast, all else), (Arkansas NW, NE, South), (California South, Mid & North, S.F.), Colorado, (Connecticut Boston or NY), Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, (Illinois North or South), (Indiana East or West), Iowa, (Kansas East, West), (Kentucky North or South), Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, (Missouri North or South), (Montana Montana West), (Nebraska East, West), (Nevada North or South), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, (New York West or East), North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, (Oklahoma North, South, West), Oregon, (Pennsylvania North or South), Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, (Texas Northwest, all else), Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, (Wisconsin North or South), and Wyoming.
COAA is devoted to enjoying, preserving, and sharing knowledge of all outdoor mechanical musical instruments; including band, fair, and street organs, calliopes, and hand-cranked organs of all sizes.
The Fair Organ Preservation Society (FOPS) is dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of the fairground organ, and other related mechanical instruments, and their music.
Society for Self-playing Musical Instruments in Germany
Dutch society for mechanical organs (such as i.e. barrel-, fairground-, street- and danceorgans)
The Mechanical Music Digest (MMD) is a moderated forum, published daily on the Internet and distributed primarily by e-mail.
The Musical Box Society International (MBSI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the enjoyment, study and preservation of all automatic musical instruments.
MBSI has several local Chapters:
Dutch society for Player Piano enthusiast
www.pianolavereniging.com (webiste in Dutch only for the moment)
The Organettes & Player Pump Organs Yahoo Group is a place where organette and player pump organ collectors meet. The Group was created specifically for organettes and player reed organs because of their similar use of reeds. Goals are to gather pictures and information on the various models that were made, to share information regarding restoration, music and rolls, and history. The focus of the group is also to restore and preserve these hand-cranked or foot-pumped machines.