I'm somewhat new to the hobby; someone please set me straight. There
is a piano on eBay auction that purports to be a very late model
> This is a magnificent very late model Chickering Duo-Art Reproducing
> Player Piano. The piano was built in 1933. It measures 5' 4" in length.
> It has a Duo-Art mechanism in a drawer, not above the keys. This Duo-Art
> looks like the normal Ampico mechanism with a drawer rather than the
> tubes going through the action.
I'd never heard of such a thing. Looking at the pictures of the
drawer, I took it to be an Ampico B. I have a 1930 similar sized
Chickering with the B and am quite familiar with it. See
But looking at the underside pictures, it isn't remotely similar to my
Ampico B; I see what looks like Duo-Art components from pictures I've
seen (I've never had a Duo-Art). What gives here?