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H. C. Bay "Fishing Pole" Tracking Mechanism
By William McKeown

John Tuttle was asking about a Gulbransen "fishing pole" tracking
system.  It may only be a lead, but many years ago I had a piano with
an H.C. Bay player action that used such a scheme.  It worked quite
well, using only very light physical contact to "feel" the two edges
of the paper.  I admired the clever design feature that automatically
accommodated the different paper widths used early-on.

Bill McKeown

(Message sent Sat 23 Jul 2011, 07:35:26 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  Bay, C, Fishing, H, Mechanism, Pole, Tracking

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