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Unique Stoddard Ampico with Welte Pump
By Giovanni Vitiello

Hi all, some time ago I bought an American Piano Company Stoddard
Ampico.  The curious thing is the inscription "Welte", which I think
is original, located near the tracker bar.

I have already asked the very kind John A. Tuttle and the expert in
Welte, Mr. Hans Schmitz, but even they do not have an answer.  Any
idea is appreciated.  Thanks.

Regards
Giovanni Vitiello

Bologna
giovanni.celestino@gmail.com.geentroep [ delete ".geentroep" to reply]

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 [ Note the familiar 88-note spool box and hand controls at the front
 [ of the keyboard.  It seems that the Chickering piano was initially
 [ fitted with an ordinary 88-note player system, and then Ampico
 [ expression units, plus a Welte(?) pump and reserve, were installed.
 [ Whew -- that's an impressive hybrid!  ;-)  -- Robbie


(Message sent Sun 15 Jan 2017, 22:43:11 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

Key Words in Subject:  Ampico, Pump, Stoddard, Unique, Welte

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