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Making a Tracker Bar
By Damon Atchison

I would like to have my own Wurlitzer 125 Band Organ tracker bar
machined, as I don't think I could find an original for sale.  Has
anyone ever tried to machine a tracker bar?

Also, I noticed that on the Wurlitzer 125 tracker bar how the holes were
not very aligned straight across.  Could anyone explain this and tell me
what each hole was for?  Specifically, I want to know if there was a
designated hole for the ON/OFF of the mechanism.

I was very impressed with the arrangements on a Wurlitzer 125 Military
Band Organ which was running on rolls made by Playrite in the early
1980s.  I heard the same 125 style roll on a 1912 Carousel with
xylophone, pipes, and drums.

I also heard the 125 roll on another machine which had a bunch of
horns facing you when you looked at it.  It was about the size of a
refrigerator and it had lights on the front.  Both machines were marked
as being manufactured in North Tonawanda, NY.  I have yet to contact the
restorers or owners.

Damon Atchison

(Message sent Fri 26 Sep 1997, 01:57:36 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  Bar, Making, Tracker

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