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Carillon Bells Roll Reader
By Pete Woodworth

Greetings folks.

I just obtained the paper roll reader, rolls and keyboard for a set of old Schulmerich "Carillonic Bells". The actual electromechanical bells are still in use, but will be replaced in the future. =)

Briefly: Continuous-loop paper rolls, 9-3/4" width. 30 holes, spaced 5/16" apart. Capstan drive. 6 or 7 'songs' on a roll.

I have slapped together a 'web page with pictures and descriptions (so far). For interested folks who don't yet have 'web access, please email me directly.

The page is at: http://members.aol.com/ragtime4u/bells.html

Cheers! -Pete

Note to Ron Yost: Ron, do you have photos of your Band Organ? I'm still interested in visiting! -pw

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. Pete Woodworth - pete@nickelodeon.com
. http://www.calpoly.edu/~cwoodwor
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[ Editor's Note:
[ Pete, I've looked at the pictures in the Web Page listed above.
[ Very interesting. Thanks for taking the trouble to scan them
[ in and upload them. I hope that subscribers to this list that
[ are not yet using a service provider that allows "Web" access will
[ consider upgrading. A number of our subscribers have expressed a desire
[ to be able to submit drawings to the group. In the long run, using
[ a Web Browser is much easier than any other mechanism we have. You
[ can directly, and automatically, retrieve any Binary file and display
[ it automatically. Pictures come out on your screen, and MIDI files
[ get sent to your MIDI card or sound card (and/or get saved for a
[ sequencer program).
[
[ Although Foxtail does not yet have a Web server running, I am always
[ willing to post MIDI and graphics files which are not copyright
[ infringements. I'd be interested to know if those of you with
[ Web Browsers can display the Graphics files from John Grant's
[ solenoid valve subscription project:
[
[ ftp://ftp.foxtail.com/pub/automatic-music/misc/valvesub/valveskt.bmp
[ ftp://ftp.foxtail.com/pub/automatic-music/misc/valvesub/valvepic.bmp
[
[ These are in a format which is common on the PC but I don't know
[ if its one supported directly by the common Web Browsers. Comments
[ welcomed!
[
[ Jody

(Message sent Fri 22 Mar 1996, 19:58:21 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

Key Words in Subject:  Bells, Carillon, Reader, Roll

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