The band organ at Ontario Beach Park in Rochester, New York, is
out of commission because it has been tearing up rolls on rewind.
The rolls, standard Wurlitzer style 165 rolls, are chucked on the top
spool and wind off the back side across the tracker bar and onto the
bottom take-up spool.
There seems to be no trouble when the tracker frame is in play mode,
but when it reverses into rewind mode, the paper wanders to the right,
running up on the right-hand roll flange, and softening and fraying the
whole right-hand margin of the paper roll.
I'm told that the spools of the roll frame are in perfect alignment,
top spool with bottom spool. The consensus seems to be that the
problem is due to excessive humidity at the beach causing dampness
in the paper. But we don't have that problem at Seabreeze, which is
almost as close to the lake, and I'm skeptical that the heated roll
cabinet they plan on building for the few rolls they have left will
solve the problem.
What think the experts here on MMD?
[ The surface of the tracker bar must be mutually parallel with
[ the spool axles. Also check that the spool axles don't shift
[ alignment during rewind. -- Robbie