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FS Free: 1911 Stroud Pianola in Miami, Florida
By Manny Elgarresta

Hello!  I'm the guy with the Stroud Pianola in Miami.  I can assure
everyone that there isn't any mold or bad smells emanating from the

I actually responded to an advertisement from the "original" owner
who was about to just roll it into the street (during a rainstorm,
no less!) and I didn't want to see it destroyed.  I spent a few
hundred bucks between moving it and getting it tuned (the tuner says
it's in great shape).

However, I cried "Uncle" since I can't do the work myself and the
quote from the one guy in my area that does this work was that it would
take about $15,000 between the piano, player action and refinishing.
I'm sure the do-it-yourself cost is more like $1000 and 24 months,
but I don't have the space, time or a patient enough wife.

Serial number 25371 puts it around 1911 or so.  The one-piece ivory
keytops are in good shape with the exception of middle C and D.  The
mechanism is also all there; nothing is missing.  My hope is to find
a new home for it.  My fear is the more likely outcome of a bulk trash
pickup.  This piano has to go in two weeks no matter what.

Manny Elgarresta

(Message sent Fri 4 Sep 2015, 12:26:36 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  1911, Florida, Free, FS, Miami, Pianola, Stroud

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