|Message||Thanks for your site.|
|Message||Hi, Great website! My father, Gene Ballard of Gardena and Paradise, CA, collected and restored antique phonographs, music boxes, and automated music machines. His collection included three Mills Violanos, a banjo, upright disk music boxes, a Wurlitzer 1015, a circus bandwagon with brass trumpets and two drums, and too many phonographs to count. Although he sold most of his collection when my mother passed away, I inherited a few of the better phonographs, an amazing Reginaphone, and an Ivers and Pond player piano. Unfortunately, the player piano has been in storage for almost 14 years. I'm bringing it home this summer. Don't know what condition it is in, and am worried that the "sounding board" might be warped, but I'm hoping for the best. With my father's help, my late husband and I had restored a player piano, so I understand a little about the workings of the instrument. Nevertheless, I know I will return to your website in the future for inspirition. Play on! Eugenia|
|Message||Thanks for inviting me to join your face book. I am sure it will be most helpful as I am still in the process of refurbishing my Duo Art System. Thanks for all your assistance in the past - it has been most appreciated.|
|Message||Thanks for the info|
Private Message added 06-21-2011
|Message||John:I have a friend that collects player pianos, he has at least 6 of them.He bought all these to put one together himself just because he loves them.He wants to repair them or sell them.He does not get on the computer much and does not know that his love for these pianos is not odd.Can you give some advice as to how I can inform him about your business or how he can either sell or perferablly make a business repairing them,he absolutly loves pianos.My brother lives in Bayville,N.J.I was surprised to see you live in Brick.I am in Greencastle,Pa.|
Private Message added 03-27-2011
|Message||I have enjoyed the uTube on covering the pnuematics but I can't seem to find the other ones. Maybe you could send me a link as the link you sent me the other day didn't work. Oh well. I can go to Utube and type in the subject if I knew what you called it. Thanks, Anne|
Reference: Our telecon today 3/17.
Thanks for the information on the re-roll pneumatic hook-up.
Please send me the photo of your installation.
|Message||Just brought home a Weser Bros. player piano, that in itself (the weight and moving it ) was almost a deterant, now having a great time going over the piano trying to figure out what mechanism this piano has, also looking for the ID marks, serial #'s. After a search, found this site and is making this project even more fun. Have been reading to to relax, great escape from the daily grind. Thanks for taking the time to have so much info for me. I hope to spend the next few years taking things apart and learning more about what makes it run, even the kids are getting into it. Will be placing an order next month. So far the rolls move forward and back but no music. The folks I got the piano from said it worked 4 years ago but after they had a guy look at it and give them an estimate to recondition, $6000, it did not play again. Thanks again. Dan|
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