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Player Piano Company
By Jack M. Conway

I am glad to see that so many members of the group appreciate the existence of PPCo. With the last item I purchased I too received a little red note. It took me less than a second to think to myself OOPS! I then with a large smile I unwrapped the reproduction Coinola take up spool ladder chain drive gear to replace the one that exploded on my Unified Reproduco pipe organ.

The day that it exploded it was like a rifle shot going off. The gear was in dozens of pieces some ten feet from the organ. I had just had work done on the organ and it was really a joy to hear. My heart sunk when the gear let loose. I was thinking what will it cost me to have this gear re-engineered and produced or how long it would take locate one in someones parts pile.

A letter to Durrell Armstrong asking if he happened to have them, although they were not listed in the PPCo. catalog, resulted in my unwrapping the replacement gear for $7.95 plus shipping. Long live Durrell and PPCo.

Jack M. Conway, Los Angeles, California, USA

(Message sent Thu 23 Jan 1997, 15:14:33 GMT, from time zone GMT+0100.)

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