Mechanical Music Digest  Gallery
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
MMD > Gallery > Tech > tuttle_Kimball

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!

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!

Pushbutton Kimball
1917 Kimball Player With Pushbutton Controls
by John A. Tuttle (100212 MMDigest)

Hi All,  A customer in Alaska has a 1917(?) Kimball player piano with four pushbuttons, marked left-to-right 'Pedal', 'Bass P.P.', 'Treble P.P.', and 'Silent'.  It also has a valve box with four control nipples, three output vacuum supply tubes, and an input vacuum tube.  The configuration of this unit is different from the one in the 1915 Kimball Service Manual, and it's different from the Kimball with the bass and treble regulator devices on the exhauster assembly.

Although figuring out which control nipples on the valve box control a corresponding vacuum supply tube can be accomplished by process of elimination, I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask if anyone has a tubing diagram for this model, even if it's just a rough drawing.  Also, I thought it would be a good idea to add this information to the technical archives (pictures sent separately).  Any help is appreciated.

John A Tuttle
Brick, NJ, USA
12 Feb 2010 19:48:56 -0500

tuttle_Kimball01.jpg (74 kb)

tuttle_Kimball02.jpg (92 kb)

15 February 2010

Home    Archives    Calendar    Gallery    Store    Links    Info   

Enter text below to search the MMD Website with Google

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

. .