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#2252736 - 03/26/14 10:10 PM Pump-action player organ missing player section.
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Registered: 08/17/10
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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)

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#2414376 - 04/27/15 12:44 AM Re: Pump-action player organ missing player section. [Re: gsmonks]
kpembrook Offline
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Registered: 04/06/10
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Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By gsmonks
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?


You're into custom-building mode --just as if the instrument had never had a player. If you wanted a player, normally the thing is to make sure it is there before you buy it.
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