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Need Drawing for Bellows
By Mark Widmer

I am very new to this whole field of players and such, but I have recently purchased a Starck player that I want to restore. It wasn't long before I met a few people who had done the same to other, more respectable, players. (So they pointed out to me.)

I guess I am not so into the quality value part as I am looking forward to the "fun" part that my family and I hope to have with the lowly Starck. I have read several weeks of your postings and feel I may now introduce myself and ask a few questions of the experts on the following:

First, a comment on PPCo. I called with my first order two weeks ago. I had no customer number and after saying that fact several times, I was very much welcomed into the mighty "listing" of customers. I found the service direct, but each little question I had was thought over and given a reply. I guess I might be lucky, but I truly appreciated the way my needs were handled.

Second, and more important to my needs: The piano that I am working on is, again, a Starck dated at 1925. The player action is a Simplex and is complete with the exception of the bellows and evacuators. I would like to know if anyone could help me out by providing a photograph or drawing and the dimensions of what this unit should be. I feel comfortable in building them from scratch, but need a little guidance to get started.


Mark Widmer

(Message sent Thu 23 Jan 1997, 20:26:38 GMT, from time zone GMT.)

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