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#1206195 - 05/26/09 02:32 PM The Ampico Reproducing Piano book, and Hickman
Rick Offline
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Registered: 08/01/01
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Does anyone here have this book? Or at least know where I can find it. It was apparently edited by Richard J. Howe, and published by MBSI in 1987. I'm particularly interested in the section supposedly detailing a 1969 interview with Dr. Clarence Hickman, who worked at Ampico in the 1920's. Does anyone know what MBSI stands for, by the way?

Also, there are apparently some sales brochures and/or technical papers written by Hickman in the late 20's or very early 30's. I have seen text on an internet site supposedly taken from them. On the site, one is called 'A New Piano Action', while the other is called 'Description of the New Piano Action'. The former is supposedly a "draft from a brochure", while the latter is supposedly a technical paper. Can anyone verify if this text up on the web is legitimate? Has anyone ever seen the actual documents, or photocopies of them? You can find these "internet documents" by typing in Hickman and those titles I mentioned into Google.

Thanks

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#1215245 - 06/10/09 12:18 PM Re: The Ampico Reproducing Piano book, and Hickman [Re: Rick]
PlayerPianos Offline
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Registered: 05/15/09
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You should try Player Piano Parts in Wichita Kansas.

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#1220142 - 06/20/09 03:31 PM Re: The Ampico Reproducing Piano book, and Hickman [Re: PlayerPianos]
Eric J Shoemaker Offline
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Registered: 04/16/09
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Go to MMD.org then archives, there is a computer model of the Hickman action in the technical section. Eric

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