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Seek Rolls for Aeolian 20-note Organette
By John A. Tuttle

Hi All,  Last week I successfully completed the rebuilding of an
Aeolian 20-note organette for a customer in Red Bank, NJ.  Thanks
to some help from Craig Brougher, the unit pays flawlessly.

The owner, who prefers to remain anonymous, has 15-20 rolls that are
deteriorating fairly rapidly, and before they are beyond help, he would
like to have all of them recut.  The rolls are 5-1/2" wide and contain
four songs per roll.

If anyone is interested in the project of recutting the rolls, please
contact me via email at: or call me at
1-800-870-8784.  Basically speaking, cost is no object, but time is
of the essence.

By the way, I learned quite a bit about what really makes the
instrument work, and work well.  So, if you're having a problem getting
one to operate correctly, I'd be happy to share what I have learned.
Also, during the rebuilding process, I took numerous pictures and even
recorded the four songs that were on the roll that came with the unit.
If you're interested, send me a check for $11.50 (US$ only) and I'll
burn a copy and send it to you.  My mailing address is:

  John A. Tuttle
  407 19th Ave
  Brick, NJ 08724-2605

Thank you.


John A. Tuttle
Brick, NJ, USA

(Message sent Sat 8 Nov 2003, 18:14:59 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  20-note, Aeolian, Organette, Rolls, Seek

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