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Peerless Nickelodeon Endless Music Roll Drive
By Raymond Studer

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I have a Peerless Model D endless roll nickelodeon I'm trying to
restore to original.  I have 16 original rolls, which makes this worth
my trouble rather than going to an A-roll frame.

I sure could use some information on some of the drive rollers that
are missing in the back.  I have most all original parts but the three
rollers that operate the endless paper rolls are missing.  The old
leather belts are still there, and the crank.  The paper bin, however,
is also missing, but I should be able to build one to match the
pictures in Bowers' "Encyclopedia of Automatic Musical instruments".

I need some pictures or some advice from someone who knows how the
drive roller and two guide rollers looked originally.  The rest of the
piano appears complete and in quite good condition, with original walnut
veneer in excellent condition.  The iron frame has no company name cast
into it (only a stencil marked K S company).  The beveled glass has an
excellent gold leaf and green decal touting its many awards won on the
West Coast (San Francisco, Oakland, Boise, Spokane, Seattle).

It still has the original white rubber tubing.  I think this thing came
out of San Francisco.  Thanks for your time in reading this,

Gratefully,

Ray Studer


(Message sent Mon 14 Jul 2003, 18:32:44 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  Drive, Endless, Music, Nickelodeon, Peerless, Roll

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