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Featured Website for February 1998
By John A. Tuttle

Hi All,

In keeping with my tradition, I have selected the recently upgraded
Website belonging to Sam Harris called "Player Piano Restorations
Illustrated" as the Featured Site for February 1998. You can access
the Featured Site page directly from the Player-Care Main Page
( or go directly to the Featured Site Page at:

Sam has provided quite a bit of information about himself, his family
and his involvement with player pianos for the Featured Site Page which
I think you will find very interesting. Sam also provided a very nice
MIDI file which I embedded in the page called "I'll Fly Away". I
have installed links to a RealAudio file (streaming) of the same

Promoting Websites that deal with Player Pianos is very important to
the continued survival and revival of the player piano as we approach
the 21st Century. I urge all who are involved in the trade to do
likewise.  I think it was said best by a recent visitor to my Website
when she wrote:

> Thank you again for your time and efforts.  I see by your new
> screen introduction that you are getting many e-mail requests and
> are concerned about whether the time you put into them will truly
> bring you more business.  I think over time you will find you
> have created a great deal of good will and interest in player
> pianos and music boxes (etc.), and as people's finances free up
> they will seek out your services to refurbish and procure these
> wonderful treasures.  You may just be creating a larger market
> for yourself in the not too distant future.  I know your and Eric
> Bergstrom's (from your technician list) correspondence have
> convinced me of the value of investing in my treasure, and when
> my finances free up, I intend to do a full restoration.

So while I may be a bit impatient about seeing 'cash' results from
my efforts, I agree that in time, the wheel will travel full circle
and, that "WE" create demand by being there when people need us and
by staying actively involved despite what often seems like poor
economic returns.

John A. Tuttle (

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