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FS: Remains of Player Shop, Azusa, Calif.
By Marc Sachnoff

Hello All from sizzling Southern California,  I recently had the
opportunity to go through a warehouse full of player parts, organ
parts, tools and old pianos in the Los Angeles suburb of Azusa.
These are the remains of a once well-known player restoration shop
that were left behind when a lease ended.

The place is a mess, with no electricity so nothing could be tested.
There are literally tons of organ pipes: I saw at least 30 ranks of
pipes of wood, metal, etc.  Some are in crates, others are loose.
There are a lot of tools, parts, player stacks, reproducing piano
pumps, wind motors, 88- and 65-note rolls, and several junk pianos.
Items worth mentioning include:

- a collection of Welte organ rolls in cans in an original wood cabinet;

- a Fisher Ampico upright that seems to have had some restoration work
  done on it;

- an early 65/88-note Melville Clark pumper with wood tracker bar;

- a pair of refinished but incomplete upright players;

- a Chickering Ampico grand, seemingly complete;

- at least 100 copies, new, in cartons, of the book, "Complete Catalog
  of Duo-Art Recordings" by Chas. Davis Smith.

I have no financial interest in the matter, I'm just hoping some
of it can be saved.  For more information contact

Charlotte Glaze - Squire Realty Inc
710 N Azusa Ave, Azusa, CA 91702-2507
tel.: 1-626-334-4911> [delete ".geentroep" to reply]

Marc J. Sachnoff

 [ This seems to be the contents of the building once occupied by
 [ Warren Dale, Crest Piano Co., and later by Ron Sanchez, successor
 [ of the Player Shop of Monrovia, Calif.  -- Robbie

(Message sent Thu 16 Jul 2009, 16:39:14 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  Azusa, Calif, FS, Player, Remains, Shop

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