Mechanical Music Digest  Archives
You Are Not Logged In Login/Get New Account
Please Log In. Accounts are free!
Logged In users are granted additional features including a more current version of the Archives and a simplified process for submitting articles.
Home Archives Calendar Gallery Store Links Info

Announcement: End-of-Year Fundraising Drive In Progress

Our End-Of-Year Fundraising drive is in progress. If you haven't contributed to the operation of the MMD in the last 12 months, this would be a great time to contribute. There's a PayPal link at the bottom of each page on the website.

If you aren't sure when you last contributed, please send me a note using the contact form at the bottom of this page and I'll look you up in my records.

Thank you for your generous support!
Jody

P.S. While your support is needed and appreciated, you do not need to contribute to be a subscriber. If you have subscribed and aren't receiving your Digest, please use the contact form at the bottom of the page and let me know. Thanks!

MMD > Archives > January 2011 > 2011.01.15 > 03Prev  Next


Doyle Lane's Business and Parts
By Matthew Caulfield

When I read Fred Fey's inquiry in 110114 MMDigest about where to get
a replacement gear for his Wurlitzer duplex roll frame, the name
"Doyle Lane" immediately came to mind.  Then I sadly realized in the
next moment that Doyle is gone.

Does anyone know what has become of Doyle's mechanical music restoration
business and, more importantly, all the miscellaneous parts that he
acquired from the estate of Ralph Tussing?

Years ago when I needed a replacement gear for my Wurlitzer 146-A,
I was going to contact Doyle until a mechanic friend looked at the
gearing on the organ and said, "I bet you can get all or most of them
from Boston Gear."  He was right, and I did get what I needed from
Boston Gear.  It rather stands to reason that Wurlitzer would have
used stock gears to the greatest extent possible.

I remember visiting Doyle up in Middletown Springs, Vermont, and seeing
shelf after shelf of parts and pieces.  Doyle said then that the most
desirable parts had been sold off, but that he had pipe freins and the
like to last for two lifetimes and more.  Some of the parts he didn't
even know the purpose of, but if you sent him the part you needed
replaced, he would try to match it.

If Fred Fey can't find a stock gear to replace the one he has, perhaps
this is a job for Bob Streicher in Pond Eddy, New York (see Randolph
Herr's note to the 110107 MMD).

Matthew Caulfield
Irondequoit, New York

 [   Robert "Bob" Streicher
 [   P. O. Box 36
 [   Pond Eddy, New York 12770-0039
 [   tel.: 1-570-559-7403 (in Shohola, Pennsylvania)
 [
 [ P. O. Box 39 previously reported is incorrect.  Al Pebworth talked
 [ recently with Bob Streicher who said it's Box 36.  -- Editor (Robbie)


(Message sent Sat 15 Jan 2011, 15:58:35 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  Business, Doyle, Lane's, Parts

Home    Archives    Calendar    Gallery    Store    Links    Info   


Enter text below to search the MMD Website with Google
Loading



CONTACT FORM: Click HERE to write to the editor, or to post a message about Mechanical Musical Instruments to the MMD

Unless otherwise noted, all opinions are those of the individual authors and may not represent those of the editors. Compilation copyright 1995-2017 by Jody Kravitz.

Please read our Republication Policy before copying information from or creating links to this web site.

Click HERE to contact the webmaster regarding problems with the website.

Please support publication of the MMD by donating online

Pay via PayPal

No PayPal account required

                                                       
Translate This Page

. .