I just acquired an 1880's player pump organ with the player part missing. It's going to require a lot of restoration. I've only given it a cursory looking over at the moment- haven't found the maker's name so far- enough to discover that the entire player mechanism has been removed and boarded over.

I'm wondering what one does in this situation. Do you try to locate a mechanism? Try to build a replacement yourself from drawings? I'm sure this happens with player pianos as well.

Anyone have any thoughts on the subject?

Edited by gsmonks (03/26/14 10:11 PM)