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Story and Clark Pump Assembly
By John A. Tuttle

> Ask Me a Question
> I have a 1925 Story and Clark player. I have rebuilt it totally. My
> problem is the foot pump pedal mechanism was missing, not a rare thing
> I've come to find. I built a crude set but the angles are wrong and
> it pumps _very_ hard. Is there a chance of finding a original pedal
> mechanism for this piano. I know that's a dumb question, but I thought
> maybe you could steer me in the right direction.
> Thanks, J. L. Stubbs
> 1303 Sherry Lane, Early TX 76802 U.S.
> 1-915-643-4635

Hi J. L., Interesting you should write at this time. I am currently rebuilding a Story & Clark for a family in North Jersey. It has a rather unique lower section. The pedals are very different than the Standard type pedal assembly. Also, the exhauster bellows are quite large. The 'span' is just 5". About the best I could do for you is send you a picture or post one at my site ( but that may take awhile.

Maybe one of the members of the Mechanical Music Digest has one laying around collecting dust. I'll cc: this letter to them at You can visit their site at and become a member for free. Then you can really get 'hooked up' with folks in the know.

Musically, John A. Tuttle

[ I've not seen a message header like that, John. Is "Ask Me a
[ Question" a referral service? (And thanks for _your_ referrals
[ to MMD! :-) -- Robbie

(Message sent Sat 1 Mar 1997, 03:09:51 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

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