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Unknown Player Action in Canadian Piano
By John A. Tuttle

Hi All,  I'm trying to help a gentleman in Canada identify the player
action in his player piano. The piano was made by Wright Piano Co.
out of Strathroy, Canada.  A few moments ago, I sent four pictures to
<editor@foxtail.com>.  One of them is a close-up of the left side of
the tracker bar, which has a thin rectangular hole just to the right of
a round auto-sustain hole.  The system uses four-hole tracking, but the
tracking mechanism is elevated on two flat steel arms.  Attached to the
left reservoir is a box which appears to be some sort of an expression
device.

I get the feeling that the system might be either a Pleyela or an
Auto-Pleyela, but I'm just not certain.

Also, thanks to the efforts of Douglas Heffer, in France, I now have
a scant amount of technical information about the Pleyela and the
Auto-Pleyela.  Unfortunately, all of the text is written in French and
I have as yet been unable to get it translated.  All help would be
appreciated.

Musically,

John A. Tuttle
Player-Care.com
Brick, NJ, USA

 [ It indeed has a European appearance.  I'll place the photos at
 [ http://mmd.foxtail.com/Pictures/  -- Robbie


(Message sent Thu 4 Sep 2003, 21:36:27 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Action, Canadian, Piano, Player, Unknown

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