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"Salon Virtuos" Pianola in Argentina
By Alejandro Pique, forwarded

[ Ref. MMD 980616, 980617 ]

> 1.  How wide is the music roll?  The American-style roll is
> 11.25 inches (28.6 cm) wide.

30 Cm

> 2.  What is the distance between the holes in the tracker bar?
> The American style after circa 1910 is exactly 9 holes in 1 inch
> (approximately 7 holes in 2 cm).  The earlier American style plays
> only 65 keys; it has exactly 6 holes in 1 inch (approximately 7 holes
> in 3 cm).

7 Holes in 2 Cm

> 3.  How many holes in the tracker bar?
> I hope that you have some music rolls for the piano.  In the 1920s
> music rolls were made in Australia, USA, Mexico, England, Germany,
> Spain and Italy -- all with the "Hit Songs of the World" !
> Best wishes,
> Robbie Rhodes, MMD

Total 80 Holes

The material of the tracker bar is brass.

Alejandro Pique'

(Message sent Fri 19 Jun 1998, 06:15:48 GMT, from time zone GMT-0300.)

Key Words in Subject:  Argentina, Pianola, Salon, Virtuos

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