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Knurling of Seeburg Orchestrion Knobs
By Don Teach

Does your Seeburg Piano have its original knobs?  If so, is the
knurling straight or angled?  What is your serial number?

I have found knobs with straight knurling on most of the Seeburgs
I have seen.  The angled knurling can also go left or right.  I have
the dies now made to engrave the lettering Castanets and Tambourine,
Piano, Mandolin, Flute, Violin, Xylophone.  I need a punch to make
the 5/8-inch diameter plates.  I have the stamping dies for Loud-Soft
and On-Off.

All this work and I am probably the last person that needs a knob.
I made several extra knobs in the hopes that someone would need
them.  I was not happy with the reproduction knobs I have seen.  Many
reproduction knobs do not spell out the entire words as XYLOPHONE and
only abbreviate the word as XYLO.  The face of some reproduction knobs
are a satin brass.

Don Teach - Shreveport Music Co.
Shreveport, Louisiana

(Message sent Tue 22 Jun 2004, 15:08:47 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  Knobs, Knurling, Orchestrion, Seeburg

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