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Player Piano : Servicing and Rebuilding - Arthur A Reblitz

Player Piano

Servicing and Rebuilding

Paperback Published: 1st January 1997
ISBN: 9780911572407
Number Of Pages: 216

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Hundreds of photographs and drawings illustrate how player mechanisms work and how to repair, restore, and maintain them. For beginners and experienced technicians alike.

Author's Prefacep. vii
Forewordp. viii
Prelude: Look Ma, No Handsp. 1
Player Piano History in a Nutshell
Varieties of Player Pianos
Operating Principles
Rebuilding Techniques
Quality and Standards of Repair
How This Book is Organized
How Player Pianos Workp. 7
Pneumatic Principles
Valves
Major Components
The Stack
The Head
Music Rolls
The Spoolbox
The Wind Motor
The Tracking Device
The Pump
Suction Controls
Accessories
Differences Between Ordinary Pianos and Player Pianos
Summary of Manual Controls
How to Play a Player Piano
How to Buy a Player Pianop. 24
Where to Look for an Unrestored Player Piano
Picking a Good One
The Piano
The Player Action
Finding a Good Restored Player Piano
Brand Names
Empty Player Pianos
Dating Player Pianos
Summary
Overview of a Complete Restorationp. 29
Disassembling the Piano for Cleaning
Removing Decades of Dirt
Ordering Parts and Materials
Repairing and Refinishing the Piano
Making a New Mandolin
Additional Piano Adjustments
The Upper Player Action
Disassembling the Stack
Restoring a Deck Type Stack
Testing a Single Valve Stack
Testing a Double Valve Stack
Restoring and Testing a Unit Pneumatic Stack
Regulating the Stack to the Piano
Restoring the Primary Valve Chest
Restoring the Head
Restoring a Pneumatic Tracking Device
Setting Up and Aligning the Spoolbox
Restoring and Setting the Timing of the Wind Motor
Assembling and Installing the Upper Action
Restoring the Lower Action
Testing the Pump
Accessories
Installing and Regulating the Player Action
Rebuilding Techniques, Tools and Materials in Depthp. 46
Introductory Comments
Piano Supplies and Tools
Glue
Hot Glue
How to Use Hot Glue
Other Types of Glue
Sealer
Cleaners and Solvents
Woodworking Techniques
Preparation for Disassembly
Disassembly of Glued Parts
Repairing Damaged Wood
Removing Broken Screws
Repairing Stripped Screw Holes
Replacing Wooden Parts
Removing Old Rubber Cloth, Leather and Glue
Pneumatics and Bellows - Hinging and Covering
Regluing Pneumatics to the Decks
Pneumatic and Bellows Covering Materials
Gaskets
Pouches and Bleeds
Valves and Seats
Bushings, Cushions and Bumpers
Tubing and Hoses
Cleaning Metal Parts
Hardware
Lubricants
Cosmetic Repairs
Sharpening Tools
Checklist of Recommended Tools
Specific Brandsp. 99
Old Player Actions: Aeolian
American Player Action
Amphion
Autopiano
Baldwin
H.C.Bay
Beckwith
Cable Euphona
Carola
A.B.Chase
Melville Clark Apollo
Jacob Doll
Farrand Cecilian
Gulbransen
Hardman Peck
Otto Higel
Kimball
Lauter
Lester
Pratt-Read
Price & Teeple
Schulz
Simplex
Standard
Starr
Steger Artemis
Story & Clark
Strauch
Wilcox & White Angelus
WurliTzer
Modern Player Pianos: Aeolian
Kimball
Universal
WurliTzer
Reproducing Pianos and Expression Pianosp. 153
General Description
Grand Pianos
Electric Motors, Wiring and Switches
Lock and Cancel Mechanisms
The Ampico
Stoddard-Ampico
Ampico A. Ampico B
The Duo-Art
The Welte Mignon
Red Welte
American-made Original Welte
Welte Licensee
Expression Pianos: Art Apollo, Hupfeld Phonoliszt, Recordo, Themodist
Coin Pianos and Orchestrionsp. 190
Restoration Standards
Extra Instruments - How they Work
Reiterating Mechanisms
Lock and Cancels
Pressure Pumps
Electric Motors
Rewind/Play and Coin Mechanisms
Regulating, Tuning and Voicing Orchestrions
Modern Orchestrions
Tracker Scales
Postlude: Troubleshooting, Maintenance and Electrificationp. 203
Diagnosing problems
Maintenance
Adding an Electric Suction Box
Adding Automatic Rewind and Shutoff
Repairing and Preserving Music Rolls
Sample Service Order and Checklist of Repairsp. 207
Glossaryp. 210
Bibliographyp. 213
Indexp. 214
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780911572407
ISBN-10: 0911572406
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1st January 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 22.23  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.73

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