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Wurlitzer Tracker Bar of Acrylic Plastic
By Matthew Caulfield

Bruce Miller describes a tracker bar made of a solid block of acrylic
plastic that he found on a Wurlitzer 105 band organ he once bought.
The DeKleist band organ owned by Art Curtze, State College, Penna.,
and playing Wurlitzer 165 rolls, has a similar acrylic tracker bar.
Maybe Art can tell something about its history.

The idea of using acrylic to make a tracker bar has seemed like a neat
idea to me.  Acrylic is easy to machine and, because it is transparent,
you can see where the holes you are drilling are going.

Matthew Caulfield
Irondequoit, New York

 [ See the photos at 
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(Message sent Mon 12 Jan 2009, 14:51:04 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  Acrylic, Bar, Plastic, Tracker, Wurlitzer

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