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Early Wurlitzer Ratchet Wheel Snare Drum Action
By John Haskey

>[ Matthew Caulfield wrote about this mechanism in 070708 MMDigest:
>[ "It was 100% non-pneumatic, except of course for the small pneumatic
>[ motor that brought the belt-driven ratchet wheel into play to fling
>[ the drum beaters against the drum head."

Pictures of this mechanism can be seen here: 

This Wurlitzer 125 is owned by Craig Williams.

John Haskey

(Message sent Fri 20 May 2011, 18:15:36 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  Action, Drum, Early, Ratchet, Snare, Wheel, Wurlitzer

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