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FS Free: Reproduco Piano-organ & Story Clark 88n
By Troy Taylor

On behalf of a friend, I am posting these two instruments that
are available to interested persons.  Please contact him directly
via the email address listed below.

Two barn-find instruments are available for free to the first
person willing to come and pick them up between the dates of Jan 11
and Jan 16, 2016, in Lake Stevens, Washington.  These instruments
are in very poor condition and have been stored in an unheated, but
covered, barn since at least the 1980s.  They are being offered for
_free, as-is, where-is._

Please note that the son of the current owner is interested in these
instruments going to someone that will restore them and take proper
care of them, and not just place them in another unsuitable storage

Instrument #1 is a 1920s-era Reproduco player piano/pipe organ
combination.  This instrument is a single spoolbox theater-model in
a walnut case in poor condition.  It has veneer damage, needs new
piano keytops, and is missing the rank of bass pipes off the back.

The piano pump motor is intact and original, as are the internal
wooden pipes.  The rank of metal quintadena pipes is mostly, but not
completely, intact.  There is no external blower.

This instrument is believed to have been restored once in the 1970s,
but this is not certain.  At this point it is in need of a complete
restoration, from the casters-up, to be playable again.

Instrument #2 is a Story and Clark 88-note player, also believed to
be from the 1920s.  The lower half of the piano has been flooded at
some point in the past, possibly up to several inches deep.  The piano
is complete, but is in very poor condition and appears to have been
infested with a rodent nest in the past.

It was originally red mahogany, but is now painted in some sort of
fashion that looks remarkably like particle board in color and texture.
The strings, hammers, and all the felt are badly deteriorated. This
piano is likely destined for the landfill, but if someone is interested
taking it as-is and/or salvaging the stack or other parts/pieces from
it, that can be arranged.

These instruments _must_ be removed from the premises in Lake Stevens,
Washington, between Jan 11 and Jan 16, so please respond only if you
are willing and able to adhere to this time frame.  Interested persons
should contact Cliff at [delete
".geentroep" to reply] to arrange an appointment.  Serious inquiries
only please.

Best regards,

Troy Taylor
Edmonds, Washington

 [ Pictures of barn-find Story and Clark player and Reproduco

(Message sent Sat 2 Jan 2016, 21:55:18 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

Key Words in Subject:  88n, Clark, Free, FS, Piano-organ, Reproduco, Story

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