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FS: Contents of Large Player Rebuilding Shop
By Ferdinand Pointer

Hello fellow MMDers,  Ferdinand Pointer here from The Piano Company in
Clearwater, Florida.  I am in the process of closing my big shop after
thirty-five+ years -- not quitting altogether, but really cutting back
on the space and scope of my work.

I have a lot of really good stuff I've gathered over the years.  Now
the time has come to find a new home for it.  As I dig through more
and more stuff I will post more things.  But for now, I need to start
selling off stuff to those who may want or need some of these things.

I have several NOS nickelodeon roll frames.  There are two 'G'
roll frames, six-to-the-inch, and at least three 'O' roll frames,
nine-to-the-inch.  These are probably thirty years old in their
original box.  They have the name Coinola on them and use an electric
motor to drive them.  They are well made, heavy and look like they came
from Player Piano Company.  The shift pneumatic and Wurlitzer valve
may need rebuilding because of age; I do not know.  They are ideal for
a built-up from a standard type player.  I want $300 each for them.

I also have two 25-note xylophones with beaters and a set of 25 pipes
for built-up use.  There are two bass drums and several smaller ones.

You kind of see the problem -- ask and I probably have something that
you need.  Of course, I have lots of stacks, pumps, motors and all sorts
of things.  Just make an offer if you are interested in any of this
type of stuff.

Among the many players I must dispose of I have two Welte grands.  One
is a 5'8" Kimball from 1918 and was being restored when the original
owner died and I bought it from the estate.  His work looks real good,
but was probably done twenty years ago.  The other player is a Baldwin
product 5'4" grand from the mid-'twenties.  It has been refinished,
restrung and new hammers.  The player worked when I got it, but it has
been on its side for the last five years.  This was done by an old
player man in Tampa and the work is quite good.  I would take any
reasonable offer on either or both of these pianos.

I also have about 25 player pianos to move, from small modern Aeolian,
Kimball and Wurlitzer pianos to an Ampico upright and many other
complete upright players.

All of this is located in Clearwater, Florida, and must be moved out
soon.  I hope not to have to send too much to the dump as I have a
great love for this stuff and want to see it go to a new home.

Please e-mail me or call me [see below] and leave a message if you can
use any of these things.  I really need to move this stuff out.

Thanks for all the knowledge you have shared since 1995.

Ferdinand Pointer - The Piano Company
Clearwater, Florida
tel.: 1-727-443-2293 [delete ".geentroep" to reply]

(Message sent Sat 26 Sep 2009, 01:00:37 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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