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Cotton Thread Secures Piano Rolls
By Christine Robinson

Joyce Brite asks about replacement rubber bands for piano rolls and
I would like to make a suggestion.

Most of my Themodist rolls have thick cotton tied to the 'D' ring.  The
cotton is about six inches long, rounded, and looks similar to crochet
cotton.  This is wrapped around the rolled-up roll and secured 'round
what looks like a small brass button.  It's not so invasive as a rubber

Quite a neat little invention, still works, and is still in situ eighty
or so years later!  I've asked Robbie to place my photo of this in the
MMD gallery.

Christine Robinson

 [ Thanks, Christine, I'll place the photo at the MMD Pictures site,
 [ -- Robbie

(Message sent Sun 11 Sep 2005, 19:16:13 GMT, from time zone GMT+0100.)

Key Words in Subject:  Cotton, Piano, Rolls, Secures, Thread

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