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Oversize Drive Chuck in Modern Aeolian Players
By John A. Tuttle

Hi All,  Like Don Barton, I have also filed down numerous drive chucks
on the modern Aeolian players.  However, what I found is that old music
rolls played fine on the machine.  The ones that I had a problem with
were the new QRS rolls.  So, I measured the inside diameter of the hole
on the slotted end and found it to be 0.435".  Problem is, the drive
chuck is 0.440".  Checking a variety of other rolls, including old QRS
rolls, I found them all to be a relatively consistent 0.441".  Some were
right at 0.440", which is okay!

Point is, it's much easier to file the chuck 0.005"-0.007" than it is
to scrape away some of the plastic on the inside of the hole in the
flange.  (I smell another new web page about modern Aeolian players!)

John A Tuttle
Brick, New Jersey, USA

(Message sent Tue 21 Feb 2006, 13:21:41 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  Aeolian, Chuck, Drive, Modern, Oversize, Players

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