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Gear Drive Tracker / Steinbach Player
By John A. Tuttle


From the description given in the MMD (00.09.15), I think the player
system might be an Art Apollo (see pg 188 of Art Reblitz's book "Player
Piano Servicing & Rebuilding") made by Melville Clark, but I'm not

According to the reference list I'm compiling ('Player Piano Makers and
the Player Systems they Installed':

Stienbach & Dreher used the Mason & Risch player system. As a result of
the posting in the MMD, I have just added 'Steinbach' to the 'makers'
listing, with a note beside it saying 'action unknown'. Point is, I'd
also like to know which action is in the unit, so I can add it to
the database.

Unfortunately, I have been unable to locate any technical data on the
Melville Clark action or the Mason & Risch action. If anyone has some
data, please contact me.


John A. Tuttle

(Message sent Wed 20 Sep 2000, 16:11:21 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Drive, Gear, Player, Steinbach, Tracker

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