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1905 Cadillac Player Piano
By Walt Carroll

I just received for free a 1905ish Cadillac upright player piano.  The
person that owned it was getting ready to do some remodeling and just
wanted the piano to go to a good home.  I was wondering if anybody could
help me identify what kind of action is used as it is one that I have not
seen before.

The unusual part is the tracker bar.  It has both 88-note and 65-note
slots cut into it (88 on top, 65 below) with a switch on the left side of
the roll box to select either 88-note rolls or 65-note rolls.

Two questions:  Who made the action, and are there any particular details
I should watch out for while rebuilding the piano?


PS: Any other thoughts, notes, details, etc. would be greatly

(Message sent Wed 9 Apr 1997, 16:26:42 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  1905, Cadillac, Piano, Player

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