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Wurlitzer Tracker Bar Dimensions
By Matthew Caulfield

With regard to the .1227" vs. .123" controversy about Wurlitzer tracker
bar hole spacing, I think the difference is critical, when you multiply
the slight error in the spacing of a single hole from another by the 75
errors introduced in spacing out the 75 holes in a style 165 tracker
bar.  It is hard enough already to get a roll to track on a publicly
operated band organ, given atmospheric and temperature variations.
Trying to get holes 1 and holes 75 both to track when the bar dimensions
are off is impossible.

I wonder whether Russ Doering, who is closely involved with Play-Rite's
perforators, can step in here and speak to the _exact_ holes spacing of
a Wurlitzer tracker bar or die set?  To fiddle about hole shape and
size, while shrugging off the question of hole spacing, seems an error
in focus to me.

Matthew Caulfield
Irondequoit, New York

(Message sent Thu 24 Jan 2008, 13:42:46 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  Bar, Dimensions, Tracker, Wurlitzer

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