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Seek Service Manual for Wertheim Player Piano
By David Row

Dear friends of Player Pianos,  I just read the note by John A. Tuttle
about pianola serive manuals [120316 MMDigest].  I have noticed
something that may have been missed.  That is, most of all American
makes of player piano manuals are available from sources like John's
Player-Care.  Even Reblitz's book mentions mostly American player
pianos.  Nowhere do I find reference to the "English" models.
I could be wrong...

I have a Wertheim made by the Australian Piano factory, Melbourne,
Australia, and am just dying to have its manual.

As a member of the MBSI (America) again I am fully aware most of
their musical boxes are mostly of one (American?) country.  I had
a musical box but could not raise a shadow of reference in this
society.  Did the English people make music boxes?  Oh, I found
a lot of English manuals and books on phonographs and gramophones,
which is my specialty.

Still, I thank both Player-Care and associates and MBSI for their
wonderful collection and information which I find awesome (as in
great!) reading material. Thank you collectors, restorers and hobbyists
for keeping alive the glorious, rich traditions of their countries.

I am 80 years old and have only, of late, had the opportunity to delve
into all things musical and related matters.

David Row

(Message sent Sat 17 Mar 2012, 18:00:30 GMT, from time zone GMT+0800.)

Key Words in Subject:  Manual, Piano, Player, Seek, Service, Wertheim

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