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Duo-Art Needs Rubber Band on Levers
By Cyndy Hennig

Greetings:  I understand my newly acquired Steck Duo-Art upright
is pre-1930.  Any more info?  Serial number is 63697 (Aeolian Duo-Art
Pianola).  Expect to have it serviced soon, but in meanwhile,
a question.

It barely plays unless "squeeze levers" are pulled together with
a rubber band.  Then it seems to be fine.  Is now in a humidity-
controlled environment (35%), but this has not reduced need to keep
the levers squeezed together.  Is it harmful to operate it this way?
What is recommended maintenance schedule?

Have been lurking in the Digest for about a week and send kudos for
your substance.  Thanks for info on Sanfilippo Collection CD/history,
will pass on to NCA members in upcoming issue of Merry-Go-Roundup if
no objection(s).

Cyndy Hennig (aka editor, National Carousel Association)

 [ It's a pleasure that you have joined us, Cyndy.  Since a carousel
 [ really isn't complete without band organ music, we have many band
 [ organ fans with a related interest in carousel lore.  Please tell
 [ us about National Carousel Association, and the publication
 [ which you edit.  Is yours a formal society like FOPS and MBSA?
 [ Articles appearing in MMD remain the property of the author, so
 [ you should write to Robert Ridgeway for permission to re-publish
 [ his article about the Sanfilippo activities.  Please send a copy
 [ of the correspondence to us at <> (MMD Admin),
 [ so we know, too.  Best Wishes !  -- Robbie

(Message sent Sun 28 Dec 1997, 18:09:45 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Band, Duo-Art, Levers, Needs, Rubber

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