Story and Clark Pump Assembly
By John A. Tuttle
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> 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.
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 (www.playercare.com) 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 email@example.com. You can visit their site at www.foxtail.com 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
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