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Duo-Art Parts List
By Dean Randall

Greetings folks,  I received the following note from a fellow in
Portugal. I don't know how to reply to him since this is not something
I would consider doing myself.

I don't know if or not he's an MMD subscriber, so if anyone can help
him, you might want to reply directly to him as well as to MMD.

Dean Randall

 [ Miguel receives MMDigest.  -- Robbie

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Dear Mr. Dean Randall, Maybe you can help me on this 'odd task' of mine.

I'm a piano and a player piano rebuilder in Lisbon, capital city of
Portugal.  I have a fantastic Canadian Williams (new scale) player
piano with a theme Otto Higel action (the wood model), very responsive
and one of the most well done actions I have ever seen.  I'm very
pleased with it; with height 1.45m (57 inches) it gives an impressive
deep bass and a very nice 'singing' treble.

Well, I'd love to convert it into a Duo-Art.  I know more or less the
theory, but so far I never restored one, so I know that it's going to
be tricky but not impossible.  What I'd like to ask is to correct my
list of what I have to get and any comments about the best system that
I should get to this project of mine.  Well, it doesn't matter if the
levers don't move or if the reroll/replay exists, I'd like just to walk
around in my place and listen some 'dynamic' music without pumping.

Duo-Art devices:

 - Duo-Art bar
 - Themodist cutoff device
 - Themodist primary box
 - Primary dynamic valves box
 - (Full) Duo-Art expression box
 - Duo-Art/88-note cutoff box or switch
 - Electric motor with the bellows pump

Do you think that this is enough?

Kind regards
Miguel de Mattos <>

(Message sent Thu 12 Jul 2001, 07:48:29 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

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