David Saul

David Saul is a leading expert on player piano rolls and the AMPICO Company. David was interviewed in his El Cajon, CA home in June 2011 and spoke of his career as an engineer. He worked in Texas for the space program in the late 1960s and early 70s before gaining his master’s degree and moving to San Diego to work for the US Navy. Beginning in the 1960s he also became very interested in the player piano patents, especially the AMPICO line of products. He was writing articles on the subject by 1971 and later purchased the equipment to make his own rolls. He focused on the hard-to-find music rolls of the 1930s. He also became an expert on slot machines and wrote a very famous guide book on the subject.

Interview Date:
June 23, 2011
Job Title:
Piano Roll Expert

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