|The Sydney Morning Herald - September 7, 1975|
The Mastertouch Piano Roll Company was established in Sydney in 1919 and established a showroom at the Petersham address in 1975. It manufactured and sold piano rolls until its closure on 1 July 2005. It is highly significant both to the state of New South Wales and Australia as a whole as the longest running and only piano roll manufacturer to be operating in the country. It was also only one of two remaining large scale piano roll manufacturers in the world, the other being QRS in the USA and the only one to maintain a traditional method of manufacture giving it international significance.
|Interior of the Mastertouch Piano Roll Company July 2005|
Image Source: Powerhouse Museum
|Piano Roll Recording Machines, 2002|
Image Source: National Library of Australia
The Powerhouse Museum now holds a number of artifacts and photos about Mastertouch in their collection.
Barclay contributed an article about the Mastertouch Piano Roll Company in our journal Heritage number 10 (1998). An obituary for Barclay Wright in the March MHS newsletter (2013). Our MHS newsletter is published 11 times a year and is delivered to members as part of their subscription.