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Chickering Duo-Art Grand
By Travis Martin

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
Chickering Duo-Art.

> 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
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3705938193

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?

Travis Martin


(Message sent Mon 23 Feb 2004, 03:45:37 GMT, from time zone GMT-0600.)

Key Words in Subject:  Chickering, Duo-Art, Grand

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