The Cambridge Pianola Company is very sad to announce the recent death of its co-founder and sole proprietor FT (Tom) Poole.

The business has several large pianola restoration projects in hand and new projects will be considered as before. Sales of pianolas and pianola rolls are also continuing.

The executors of Tom's estate are consulting on the longer term future of the business with its skilled workforce. They would also be very pleased to hear any expressions of interest, or other proposals or suggestions for the long term future of the business from the many lovers of pianolas that we know are out there. If you have any suggestions or proposals please contact

Welcome to Cambridge Pianola Company

We invite you to inspect our selection of fine restored pianos and player pianos.

We undertake repairs, restoration, service visits and tuning for pianos and all piano-based automatic musical instruments including Nickelodeons and Pianocorders.

We supply repair materials, manuals, music rolls and accessories.

We can provide valuations for probate and insurance.

In addition to general advice we are able to provide comprehensive quotations for restoration.

We are specialist removers of upright and grand pianolas and player pianos and will give quotations for transport within the UK and beyond.

Multiple Choices

For some, anticipation is better than realisation, and the pleasure is in the hunt, rather than in the acquisition.

We are here to help genuine enquirers. Let us know what you are hoping to find. We may have it tucked away in our very considerable stock of instruments either unrestored, partly restored or ready to go.

If partly restored, it is probably in bits and you will need to wait for us to complete the work. Unrestored, we can either do it for you or you may like to take over and restore it yourself, either completely, or after we have done the piano side, which is very difficult for an amateur to achieve satisfactorily.

If your interest is in an instrument that we have either not yet begun to restore, or we have not yet completed the restoration, then we can give the work priority by bringing it into the category of customers' work. On acceptance of our quotation we ask for a payment of 50 per cent with phased payments to follow and the balance on completion. We must have a commitment before arranging to give priority to the work.