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Bottom-to-Top Scrolling
By Kevin McElhone

I have a Marshall & Rose player piano with lead tubing which plays 65-
and 88- note top-to-bottom rolls AND also 65- and 88-note bottom-to-top
rolls as made by the Wilcox & White company under the brand names
Angelus or Symphony.  (And made by many German companies as well --
a good idea as word rolls played so you could read _down_ the page
instead of having to learn how to read hyphenated words the wrong way.)

So Yes, a player piano playing this way up was even made in USA in the
early days.  They made pushups & players; mine is dated 1909 and weighs
more than any other I have ever come across.

By the way, I have some spare Wilcox & White 58-note organ and pushup
rolls still for disposal if anyone is interested in a list.

Kevin McElhone

(Message sent Mon 29 Nov 1999, 07:33:22 GMT, from time zone GMT.)

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