> I have a 1923 Marshall & Wendell small grand piano. In the late
> forties or early fifties a piano tuner convinced my mother that the
> drawer and player mechanism should be removed because it didn't work
> well and "ruined the sound" of the piano. He might not have known
> how to fix it, but he took the parts with him and that was the last
> seen of them. I am now wondering if the piano can be restored.
> It is beautiful and would be even more wonderful in its original
> condition. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. I am in
> Fresno, California.
> Margaret Sharp
Hi Margaret, I hate to rain on anyone's parade but it's not going to be
easy and it's not going to be inexpensive IF a complete assembly can be
located. I'd check with a few of the Technicians from Calif. that are
listed at my site (see http://www.playercare.com/playtech.html) and ask
them since they are much closer to you.
I'll also forward your letter to the Mechanical Music Digest
(http://mmd.foxtail.com) and they will post the letter in their
daily newsletter which is sent to over 600 members.
John A. Tuttle (email@example.com)