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#656142 - 12/17/07 03:02 PM Hupfeld Phonola Tubing Chart
Ken Marts Pianos Offline
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I am currently restoring an 88 note Grotrian Steinweg HUPFELD PHONOLA. Somebody got to the player mech. and tried to "customize" it. I would like to return it to original condition. The main thing I need is a Tubing Diagram. Can anyone help? Ken Marts, 503-843-4061,

#656143 - 12/17/07 03:12 PM Re: Hupfeld Phonola Tubing Chart
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#656144 - 12/19/07 02:22 PM Re: Hupfeld Phonola Tubing Chart
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Go to Mechanical Music Digest mmd@foxtail.com and check their Archives under 'H', then Hupfield.
I probably could find a tracker-bar scale if that is any help.


#656145 - 12/21/07 02:00 PM Re: Hupfeld Phonola Tubing Chart
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From what I have been able to determine so far Hupfeld 'Phonolas', without any qualifying prefixes or suffixes, were mostly straight players, 73-note up to about 1908, 88-note afterwards. An exception was some that had an expression device based on the Aeolian 'Themodist'. The Duo- and Tri-Phonola were entirely different.



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