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Seek Tubing Diagram for Early Weber Player Piano
By Ken Zulian

I'm in need of some help.  I have a 1910s Weber player piano.  As
winter comes it does not like the dryness and will not play.  I found
the issue to be a control box with nine tubes (eight small, one large)
coming out of it.

Four tubes are going to the control boxes which control valves for the
bass and treble of the windchest.  There are three tubes that connect
to another small control box which is the mute control for muting the
keys during reroll and also to mute as needed with a button.  The last
small tube is connecting to the Theme switch, and the large tube
connects to another box that is in between the bellows and this box is
connected to the Soft lever.

I did talk with a person to find out the year of the piano and the type
of playing unit and it seems to be an Aeolian player unit inside; not
sure, can't find any markings.

Can somebody help with the tubing of that small control box?  I can
provide pictures as needed.

Ken Zulian

(Message sent Sat 19 Nov 2011, 12:43:05 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

Key Words in Subject:  Diagram, Early, Piano, Player, Seek, Tubing, Weber

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