Hi, I purchased an Aeolian Duo-Art upright reproducer a couple of
years ago. According to Art Reblitz's book, it is pre 1925. Parts
of the Duo-Art were not together when purchased. I now have the piano
together and (to me) it plays beautifully. I am unsure of how one of
the reproducer parts functions.
There is a dual (two ports) air switch on the soft pedal pneumatic
that has no tubing, and I am not certain where it should be tubed.
I think one tube goes to each of the accordion pneumatics, but none
of the books I have talk about or show this part. Mr. Reblitz's book
has illustrations and text for post-1925 pianos only. Any help MMDers
can give would be much appreciated.
[ Randy, this topic has been discussed in MMD several times. Use your
[ web browser to view http://mmd.foxtail.com/archives.html and select
[ Subject index: http://mmd.foxtail.com/Archives/KWIC/index.html
[ Click "D" for http://mmd.foxtail.com/Archives/KWIC/D.html
[ then "Duo-Art": http://mmd.foxtail.com/Archives/KWIC/D/duo_art.html
[ Use your browser "Find..." function to search for "Soft Pedal";
[ I found six articles. There may be more under "Pedal". -- Robbie