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Seek Early Melville Clark Apollo 3-tier Stack
By Jere DeBacker

Hello Friends,

1. I'm still looking for a couple of Melville Clark Apollo player piano
damper and soft pedals, especially damper pedals.  In case you might
have some that aren't with a piano, they are the typical player pedals
with the (approximately) 3/8" diameter hole to connect to the rod that
goes under the pumper pedals.  The damper pedal is 11-7/8" long and the
soft pedal is 7-5/8" long.  They are silver color, not brass, originally
nickel plated.

2. Does anyone out there have a 3-tier forward facing stack for an
early Melville Clark player piano?  I think it probably had only
a 6-holes-per-inch tracker bar that would play 58-, 65- and 88-note
Apollo Grand rolls.  This piano is #4122 and it does not say "Apollo"
on it anywhere, only "Melville Clark".  It was a player, because there
are still some of the original bellows action below the keybed, and
the spool box doors in the top front board.  The plate date is January
4, 1906.  There is not an action date anywhere that I can find.  This
early piano has the pedals that pull out from under the bottom of the
piano.  Someone removed the top player action, but left most of the
bottom action in place, including the slide out pedals.  A later 4-tier
stack may fit, but I haven't tried it yet.  Does anyone know of a
Melville Clark or an Apollo player with a lower number?

3. Does anyone know who bought the 1924 Apollo Player Roll catalog on
eBay today?  It was snapped up by a sniper in the last seconds for
$79.95.  I'm really interested to know if this catalog had Art-Apollo
rolls, or if was Art-Echo rolls, or both.  I'd gladly pay for a copy.

Thanks very much!

Jere DeBacker - Jere's Player Piano Co. [delete ".geentroep" to reply]

(Message sent Fri 20 Apr 2012, 05:37:36 GMT, from time zone GMT-0600.)

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