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Vertically Stacked Duplex Spool Frame
By Marc Elbasani

I'm really behind in all the latest news, so it may come as no surprise
to any of you that Play-Rite Rolls is now cutting the "O" Orchestrion
rolls.  I could have sworn they were cutting Violano Virtuoso
though.

A quick query for Matt Caulfield and Bill Black:  Did Wurlitzer ever
make a 165 duplex tracker frame with the rolls positioned one on top of
the other?  Because I know that B.A.B. had Artizan make their roll
frames and they were stacked vertically.  The Artizan duplex tracker
mechanism was said (or so I recall having heard) to be a violation of a
patent that Wurlitzer had on their tracker frames, so I'm wondering if
Wurlitzer had what I assume is the Artizan style frame first, if at
all.

Happy Holidays MMD!
Marc Elbasani

 [ Both Wurlitzer and B.A.B. may have "borrowed" elegant designs from
 [ Phillips of Germany.  Does Bowers' Encyclopedia mention this?
 [ -- Robbie


(Message sent Thu 11 Dec 1997, 18:12:09 GMT, from time zone GMT.)

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