I've always wondered what happened to the "Strawberry Fields" Mellotron. The book Recording The Beatles describes this particular Mellotron Mk. II as being hired or rented from the Mellotron company office. It did not belong to EMI or any of the Beatles (I imagine it was probably inconvenient for any of them to bring thier personal Mellotron to the studio). As far as I know this "hired" Mellotron was featured on only two Beatles tracks: the aforementioned Strawberry Fields Forever and the MMT instrumental, Flying. The Beatles Gear book does a great job detailing the provenance of many of the instruments the Beatles used but there is no mention of this Mellotron after EMI acquired their own (two FX Console models) in 1968. Does anyone know the rest of the story?