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Reverting to Pedals for a Player Piano
By John A. Tuttle

Re: I want my pedals back!

Hi All,  Claudine Jones sent me a web address which leads to a picture
of the lower portion of her player piano.  While I can't be positive
about whether or not the vacuum pump has the one-way flap valve found
on all of the later systems manufactured by the Player Piano Company,
the picture clearly shows the dual-stage speed controller that is a
part of the electrification kit.  See:

Also, since Claudine said that the pedals did create enough vacuum
to run the air motor in Rewind, I admit that I "assumed" that the
flap valve was operational.


John A. Tuttle
Brick, NJ, USA

(Message sent Fri 16 Apr 2004, 20:23:38 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Pedals, Piano, Player, Reverting

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