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Wurlitzer "Casino" Player Piano
By John A. Tuttle

Hi All,  I won't go into all the complex details, but a quick call to
John Omiatek at Story & Clark confirmed my belief that the Wurlitzer
"Casino" players were made in 1988 in Seneca, Pennsylvania, when the
company was named Classic Player Pianos. In fact, they made the last
375 units.

According to John, the quality of the parts that were sold to Classic
by Baldwin were so bad that it took ten men one day to complete one
unit, whereas the Universal players, which they were also making,
could be completed by three men at a rate of three units a day...


John A. Tuttle
Brick, NJ, USA

(Message sent Fri 12 Dec 2003, 15:36:41 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  Casino, Piano, Player, Wurlitzer

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