Ken Caulkins is pictured on Thursday morning (05-08-14) at his shop in Ceres, Ca. with his Ragtime Castaway Band. Caulkins is an automated entertainment specialist who started making player pianos in the early 1970's. His ideas progressed to making band organs, automated accordions and larger projects-the Ragtime Castaway Band.
Ken Caulkins is pictured on Thursday morning (05-08-14) at his shop in Ceres, Ca. with his Ragtime Castaway Band. Caulkins is an automated entertainment specialist who started making player pianos in the early 1970's. His ideas progressed to making band organs, automated accordions and larger projects-the Ragtime Castaway Band. jlee@modbee.com
Ken Caulkins is pictured on Thursday morning (05-08-14) at his shop in Ceres, Ca. with his Ragtime Castaway Band. Caulkins is an automated entertainment specialist who started making player pianos in the early 1970's. His ideas progressed to making band organs, automated accordions and larger projects-the Ragtime Castaway Band. jlee@modbee.com

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