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                                                  REPAIR OF A ROLLER ORGAN                                                                          Part 3 We were sent an Autophone Concert Roller Organ for evaluation and repair.   After the pump and reservo...

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                                                                  Repair of a Roller Organ                                                                                    Part 2 We were sent an Autophone Concert Roller Organ for evaluation and possible r...

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                                                                                             REPAIR OF A ROLLER ORGAN PART 1 We were sent an Autophone Concert Roller Organ for evaluation and possible repair.   One look and you can probably conclude that it ...

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                                                                       AN AEOLIAN STACK We are repairing an Aeolian player piano stack, which had some unidentified leaks.   The stack has three sections.   The first step  is to separate the sections as each ...

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                                                                                                                    Sir Henry "Harry" Lauder August 1870-26 February 1950 was a Scottish music hall and vaudeville theatre singer and comedian and a substantial ...

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                                            ABOUT THE ROCK STARS OF THE 1920s The Coon Sanders Nighthawks Band Carleton Coon was born in Rochester, Minnesota in 1893 and his family moved to Lexington, Missouri shortly after his birth.   Joe Sanders was born...

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                                                    You may be culturally deprived if: 1)  You cannot tell a band organ from a Calliope 2)  You never heard of Sir Harry Lauder 3)  Rudy Vallee sounds like a California location 4)  The word Graphonola means n...

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                                      Donating to a Museum??? This way of passing on your collection item is not a bad plan.   BUT if you want your collection preserved and available to the public, there are a few areas that need to be considered, before ma...

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                                             Repairing a Reed Organ  -             Part 3 A Smith Reed Organ was brought to us for repair to playing condition.   This was not a restoration job, just a repair to good playing condition. In the past, we had wi...

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                                                   Repairing a Reed Organ - Part 2 A Smith Reed Organ was brought to us for repair to playing condition.   This was not a restoration job,  just a repair to good playing condition. We got the problem of the bi...
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