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FS Free: Reproducing Pianos & Miscellany
By Gordon Stelter

Dear Everyone,  Without notifying tenants, the owners of the large,
clean, climate controlled storage facility I've been using for
a decade sold it to a national chain.  Faced with a possible rent
hike I'm not willing to pay, here's a list of items I may let go.

As it is a massive complex with many commercial clients, easy access
for large, national piano movers' vans exists, allowing for the
discounted rates these offer (as long as both pick-up and delivery
are at a commercial location, with transfer to a smaller truck in
a "Big Box" store's parking lot or such usually allowed.)

Monetary offers will be given preference over offers to haul things
off for free, but all offers will be duly noted.

1920 Chickering Ampico grand, 5'9", mahogany case. Pinblock, bridges,
soundboard and keytops excellent (it sounded great before disassembly),
strings and plate out, piano action still assembled and slid into
bicycle box; Ampico components also intact and boxed up. Clear, 8-1/2"
x 11" color prints of photos taken before disassembly show where
components were mounted. Case refinished in lacquer, needs refinishing
again, but will be easy to strip.

- 1925 Knabe Ampico upright, mahogany, keytops perfect, partially
restored (main player components refurbished, but not expression
system), case refinished in lacquer (could be touched-up), quality
new hammers and bass strings.

- 1928 Weber Duo-Art grand, 5'8", "Flame-grain mahogany" (quarter-sawn
mahogany), excellent original finish (could be replenished with French
polishing -- refinishing not necessary), excellent soundboard and
bridges, unrestored.

- 1934 Stroud Duo-Art grand, 5'4", multi-grained "Art Deco" walnut
case, very clean, dandy little piano! Sounds great, plays.

- Late "A" Ampico system, complete, in excellent condition, apparently
from a 5'4" Chickering "Quarter Grand".

- 1918 Brewster (high-grade American Piano Company line) player piano
with single-valve Standard system. Case refinished beautifully in
top-quality furniture rubbing varnish, player action restored, but
needs re-assembly.

- Several very fine (upright and grand) "straight" pianos, some with
Art Cases, perfect for PianoDisc or Pianomation installations.

- 500 Ampico rolls, 80% being recuts from various sources, in excellent
condition; 50 Duo-Art rolls, originals; 50 Welte Licensee rolls,
originals; 500 miscellaneous "88 Note" rolls.

- Metal, "modern", "O" roll spool frame.

- Strange and fascinating, unidentified, 4-bellows rotary pump, with
inner leaves stationary, outer leaves impelled by "yokes" that reach
from crank around inner leaves!  (Visually stunning in operation,
perfect for a coin piano "build up"!)

- "Hobart M. Cable" motor from upright expression piano of that brand,
on base.

Please call or write if interested in any of these.

Gordon Stelter
Athens, Georgia
tel.: 1-706-351-7817 [delete ".geentroep" to reply]

(Message sent Mon 18 Apr 2016, 17:15:24 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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