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Value of Tel-Electric Player Piano Mechanism
By David Dewey

Was buying some Dodge Brothers car parts yesterday, and on a shelf in
the garage is a small box with large cable with a multipin connector,
and against the wall is a bracket of coils and a long cable with
matching connector.  Next to the small box is a box full of about 6"
long, 1-1/2" rectangular boxes with labels, lots of different tunes.
Inside these boxes is a round canister with "brass shim stock" type
metal, sorta like a film can.

I believe this is a piano playing mechanism, but can't get closer to
it to take it down and look at it (the garage is _full_).  Anyone know
what I'm looking at?  Any idea of it's value?  The family does not own
a piano, but the late father did collect many things, as evidenced by
the full garage and the oddities it contains.  I wish I could remember
the label, something like "Electra..."

David Dewey

 [ Check these keywords at
 [ Tel-Electric, Tel-Elektra, Telelectric, Telektra  -- Robbie

(Message sent Mon 12 Jun 2006, 16:22:48 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  Mechanism, Piano, Player, Tel-Electric, Value

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