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June 11, 1912 - Joseph H. Dickson patents player piano. Joseph H. Dickinson and his Musical Inventions Black Inventor of Organ, Piano and Phonograph Improvements   by Mary Bellis Updated August 15, 2016 Joseph Hunter Dickinson invented several improvements to different musical instruments. In particular, Joseph Dickinson invented an improvement to player pianos that provided better actuation - the loudness or softness of the key strikes; and could play the sheet music from any point in the song. In addition to his accomplishments as an inventor, he was elected to the Michigan legislature from 1897-1900. EARLY LIFE OF JOSEPH H. DICKINSON...

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