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Piano Roll Copying Service
By Victor Cooke

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I have many damaged rolls that I would like to reproduce.  According
to everything that I have seen it would cost me as much, if not more,
to buy a new roll, if QRS has it, as it would to have it reproduced.

I am looking for design blueprints or a ready-built device that I could
use to copy my damaged rolls onto new paper.  Is there any such beast
or do I need to spend some time thinking about my problem and come up
with my own solution?

I would love to be able to offer a roll reproduction service here in
the Midwest to those people who have player pianos but their piano
rolls are wearing out.

Victor Cooke

 [ Assuming that a complete set of manufacturing drawings was
 [ available, how many man-hours would a skilled machine shop
 [ budget to build (a) a MIDster traveling-punch perforator
 [ for 11.25" rolls, or (b) a 100-channel in-line perforator?
 [ See examples at
 [ -- Robbie

(Message sent Thu 28 Feb 2008, 06:23:47 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

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