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1920 Aeolian Player Baby Grand
By Emilio Marcos

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I recently purchased a 1920 or 21 Aeolian Player Baby Grand that
had been in storage for some 15 years.  Everything playable works and
was tuned with no problem.  The player is the problem.  Most of the
tubes, or I should say, all of them, are very brittle and some have
fallen off.

I would like to know if there is a source for parts and possibly a
diagram or manual to find to start or make an attempt to rebuild this
machine.  All of the visible rods and parts that can be moved seem to
move with no problem.  I would rather not plug this thing in until I
have something I can use to check the motor, etc., to give me an idea
if it will be possible to get this player working again.

For the most part it appears as if everything is original and the
machine has not been worked on.  I have plenty of rolls and would like
to get this beautiful machine playing again.  A friend who rebuilds
players,  who wants me to purchase a new one from him and trade to him
this one, says that the player is a reproducer and would sound better
than most players.

Well, any resources or direction would be very helpful.  Thanks again.

Emilio Marcos
Hebron, KY
Emilio99@fuse.net


(Message sent Fri 5 Feb 1999, 14:35:53 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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