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1917 Kimball Player With Pushbutton Controls
By John A. Tuttle

Hi All,  A customer in Alaska has a 1917(?) Kimball player piano
with four pushbuttons, marked left-to-right 'Pedal', 'Bass P.P.',
'Treble P.P.', and 'Silent'.  It also has a valve box with four control
nipples, three output vacuum supply tubes, and an input vacuum tube.
The configuration of this unit is different from the one in the 1915
Kimball Service Manual, and it's different from the Kimball with the
bass and treble regulator devices on the exhauster assembly.

Although figuring out which control nipples on the valve box control
a corresponding vacuum supply tube can be accomplished by process of
elimination, I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask if anyone has a tubing
diagram for this model, even if it's just a rough drawing.  Also,
I thought it would be a good idea to add this information to the
technical archives (pictures sent separately).  Any help is

John A Tuttle
Brick, NJ, USA

 [ I'll place the pictures under "Pianolas & Pianos" at the
 [ MMD Tech site, 
 [ -- Robbie

(Message sent Sat 13 Feb 2010, 00:48:56 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  1917, Controls, Kimball, Player, Pushbutton

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