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Forte-Piano Control of Piano Melodico
By Christian Greinacher

I am in the process of restoring a 30-note Piano Melodico which was in
very bad condition.  The forte-piano control is totally missing.  The
only indication is on the case: there is a slot, obviously there was a
lever going through, controlling forte-piano, because the slot is
marked on its left side "P" (piano) and on its right side "F" (forte).

I have a also a 48-note Piano Melodico; it has a very tricky and well-
functioning forte-piano control, but this is totally different compared
to what could have been within the 30-notes version.

Does anybody know how the original construction for the 30-notes Piano
Melodico looks and how it works?  Could you provide a digital picture
or a principal drawing of the mechanism?

Would be happy for your help!

Christian Greinacher

(Message sent Sat 26 Aug 2000, 17:58:23 GMT, from time zone GMT+0100.)

Key Words in Subject:  Control, Forte-Piano, Melodico, Piano

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