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PLAYER PIANO
AND PUMP ORGAN SUPPLIES


ORDERING INFORMATION:

MINIMUM ORDER:
Minimum Order $20

SHIPPING POLICY:
    Priority Mail shipping for most items. UPS by request.

You MUST browse the Catalog area, and try to learn what you want. We no longer search our catalog for you.

Have this information ready:
     1. Description of parts
     2. Part Numbers
     3. Prices
     4. Dimensions where needed
BEFORE you call us please.

Make sure you are in the catalog area for your kind of piano--
Such as Grand Pianos,
Full Uprights, Spinets, etc.

If you are confused, call us for assistance.

If we do not answer the phone, we are probably here-- Just leave a message- we will return your call (it may not be the same day).
:-)

 

A player piano is a work of art.  It also gives hours and hours of
music to us flatlanders who cannot play at all.  It also has a real acoustic
sound, which is not yet perfected in electronics.  Do beware though of
thinking you have a long term collector in a player.  They may get
you a nice profit if you sell them right after restoration, but let them
sit, and they deteriorate again and destroy your investment.  
We tell you the truth here.

CAUTION: Though Keith has 40 years experience tuning and
restoring pianos, he has not had a great deal of experience with players.
He will try to help you with the knowledge he has, but you would be well
advised to purchase the best book worldwide on player piano restoration:

Player Piano Servicing and Rebuilding By Arthur Reblitz
See a the book for sale at the bottom of this page.

 

 


Crown Autoplayer

Restored by our customer

 

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PLAYER PIANO PARTS:

GENERAL PLAYER PIANO PARTS-- Scroll down this page

PNEUMATIC, BELLOWS, RESERVOIR CLOTH
Used in Player Pianos and Pump, or Reed, Organs

LEATHER, AND GASKET MATERIAL
Used in Player Pianos and Pump, or Reed, Organs

GLUE AND ADHESIVE
FOR PLAYER PIANO AND REED ORGAN WORK


PUMP (REED) ORGAN SUPPLIES
Go here if you are actually looking for pump organ parts

DRY LUBE, TEFLON POWDER, GRAPHITE, AND OTHER PIANO
GLUES AND LUBRICANTS

This page has many glue and lubricant choices which apply to player piano needs.

 



PNEUMATIC TUBING AND PIPE FITTINGS

Part Description:                                                                                                           Part Number              Price

Black neoprene tubing for the tracking bar         3/64ths wall              SH606B           $  1.00 ft.**
           100 foot roll                                                 3/64ths wall              SH606B           $ 50.00
                                                                                1/32nd wall               SH606A           $  1.00 ft.**
.          100 foot roll                                                 1/32nd wall               SH606A           $ 51.00

                                                                                                         

 Inside diameter on all of the above is 9/64 inch.

** By the foot only if we have broken rolls.

Most player pianos produced before WW II require No. SH606A tubing with 1/32 inch walls.  
Most player produced AFTER WW II require tubing No. SH606B tuning with 3/64 wall.

Tubing for Expression Buttons-  Same materials as above tubing
          3/16 inch inside diameter--  3/64 inch wall thickness-- 50 feet box                            SH605A              $  28.00
          1/4 inch inside diameter--  1/16 inch wall thickness-- 20 feel box                              SH605B              $  29.25

Tubing for Controls-  Same materials as above tubing
           5/16 inch inside diameter--  1/16 inch wall thickness-- 20 feet box                           SH605C              $ 30.50
           3/8 inch inside diameter--  5/64 inch wall thickness-- 13 feet box                             SH605D              $ 33.50
           7/32 inch inside diameter--3/64 inch wall thickness--50 feet box                              SH605E              $ 39.75
           1/2 inch inside diameter--  1/8 inch wall thickness-- Twill covered                          SH620B              $ 22.15 / ft.
           5/8 inch inside diameter--  1/8 inch wall thickness-- Twill covered                         SH620C               $ 23.25 / ft.
           3/4 inch inside diameter--  1/8 inch wall thickness-- Twill covered                         SH620D               $ 26.75 / ft.
           
1 inch inside diameter--  5/32 inch wall thickness-- Twill covered                           SH620E               $ 27.35 / ft.
           
1-1/8 inch inside diameter--  5/32 inch wall thickness-- Twill covered                    SH620F               $ 28.35 / ft.
           
1-1/4 inch inside diameter--  5/32 inch wall thickness-- Twill covered                    SH620G               $ 29.15 / ft.
         
 1-1/2 inch inside diameter--  5/32 inch wall thickness-- Twill covered                    SH620H               $ 29.50/ ft.
           
1-1/16 inch inside diameter--  5/32 inch wall thickness-- Twill covered                   SH620J               $ 27.95 / ft.
           
7/8 inch inside diameter--  1/8 inch wall thickness-- Twill covered                          SH620K              $ 27.15 / ft.

NEW PRODUCT: Flexible tubing, can be used in place of twill covered hose for much less money.
         
Tubing is flexible paper conductor with foil core, has high mechanical strength and can make sharp turns
         without bucking or crimping. May be cemented into holes or used with cast flanges below. Availableby
          the foot.
          1/2" inside diameter                                                                                                    SO1001          $ 9.00/ft
          3/4" inside diameter                                                                                                    SO1002          $ 9.25/ft
          1" inside diameter                                                                                                       SO1003          $ 10.25/ft
          1 1/4" inside diameter                                                                                                 SO1004          $ 10.75/ft
          1 1/2" inside diameter                                                                                                 SO1005          $ 11.00/ft
          2" inside diameter                                                                                                       SO1006          $ 12.50/ft


 

BOOKS ON PLAYER PIANOS AND REED ORGANS

 

Metal Pipe Fittings-  90 degree Elbows

Small size Brass Tubing Elbows--
      For 9/64 inch tubing-  
            Old Part No. 451338                     SH604A       $ 3.00 each
      For 3/16 inch tubing-
            Old Part No. 451339                     SH604B       $  3.00 each

Large Brass 90 Degree Elbows-- limited availability
       
1" O.D.                                            SH600E        $11.50
       
1 1/8" O.D.                                     SH600F        $12.50
       
1 1/4" O.D.                                     SH600G       $13.50
       
7/8" O.D.                                       SH600K        $11.00
Plastic Connections for Tubing--
      "Y" Connectors--  Each-- Old Part No. 451341        SH601A                $   3.00
     

 

Straight brass tubing connectors-- Dozens only
      For 9/64 Inside diameter Tubing                                                                                
SH602A               $  5.00
      For 3/16 Inside diameter Tubing                                                                                
SH602B               $  5.00
      For 1/4 Inside diameter Tubing                                                                                  
SH601C               $  5.00
      For 3/8 Inside diameter Tubing                                                                                  
SH601D               $  5.00
      For 1/4 Inside diameter Tubing                                                                                  
SH601F               $  5.00



 

 

 

 

Straight Flanged Nipples--
     1 inch  See  451321 above                SO403                 $  9.60
     1-1/4 inch  See  451321 above          SO404              $ 8.50
     1-1/2 inch  See  451321 above         
SO405              $  8.75
     2 inch  See  451321 above                
SO406              $  9.25

 

Flanged Elbows-- No longer available
     

AMPICO Transmission Frame--        
     Old Part No.-- 451323
                            SH680        $ 62.00
caution: This part may need machining to fit your piano.

 

 

 

 

 

AMPICO Valve Switches--
       Durable two piece plastic switches.
       Springs and levers not included.
       Modify        Old Part No. 451324A                                                                                 SH631          $ 54.60
       Pedal        Old Part No. 451324B                                                                                    SH630          $ 51.00
       Ampico (On / Off switch)        Old Part No. 451324C                                                    SH633          $ 47.95
       Repeat        Old Part No. 451324D                                                                                 SH632          $ 47.95

 

Tracker Bar Tube Puller and Cleaner-  This tool will assist in pulling tubing from
       tracker bar.  Also useful for cleaning tracker bar nipples after tuning has been removed.
       We now carry a model of this tool whick is better made than the one in the graphic.
       See Part Number   451328 in the graphic.                                                                        SH694            $ 15.00


VALVE PARTS

Aeolian Player Valve Assembly-  Specify left or right--                                             SH699               $ 21.25

Leather and Synthetic Valve Facings- Sold in sets of 100
       We need the size and make of your player works--
       We will discuss the right ones by phone- DA-page19
       Please have the Inside and Outside Diameter and thickness in .001 inch
       Your make of player works would help also.
                            Sizes: 3/8 throughh 13/16 inch diameter
                            Prices: From $ 10.00 to $ 60.00, depending on application

Lifter Discs- paper for pouches- Set of 100 only
       For three tier-- 3/4 inch diameter                                                                          DA663                 $  8.35
       
For two tier-- 5/8 inch diameter                                                                            DA973                 $  6.20

 

Valve Diaphragm Dishing Tool--  7/8 inch- See 451304 above
       Vacuum operated for production work.  
       Vacuum source must be available to use this tool                                                   SH696                  $ 22.00

Parts for Specialized Brands
      We can supply most valve, pouch, and pneumatic leather parts for the following brands.
      Some brands cannot be fully supplied

 Amphion
Ampico
Autopiano
Baldwin
Gulbransen
Kimball
Janssen
Melville Clark
Schulz
Seeburg
Simplex ( All parts )
Standard
Starr
Story and Clark
Wurlitzer
Orchestron

      If your brand is not listed, we still may be able to supply parts.

      Look at the graphic below, and be ready to give the name of the part when
      you call. We will very likely have to set up the order and call you back.
      

      Almost all items below are sold in sets of 100.

This is a "Standard" valve.
Other brands are configured differently, and the size of the parts will vary, so we
need to know what you need by brand and part name so that we can find it in our
list of parts. Please measure your part before calling. Inside and outside diameters, etc.

Valve Stem-- Part # DA1110
Price: Out of stock at this time

Valve Stem Guide-- Part # DA1109
Price: Not available

Forced Fit Collar-- Part # DA1111
Price: $28.85 per 100

Sponge Washer-- Part # DA1112
price: $10 per 100

Top Plate-- Part # DA1113
Price: $55 per 100

Valve Leather-- Part # DA 1114
Price $ 2.00 each; $ 90.00 per 100

Backing Plate-- # DA1115
Price: $60 per 100

Paper Washers-- Part # DA1236
Price: $ 6.00 per 200
Use more than one to achieve 3/64"
valve travel.

Outside Valve-- Part # DA693
Price: Not available

Outside Valve Guide-- Part # DA1497
Price: Not available

 

The following parts come in many sizes:

Hard Fiber and Steel disks and washers
Brass collars
Leather Valve Facings
Blotter Paper Gaskets
Pouches
Tubing Connectors
Neoprene and Cloth Covered Tubing
Valve Seats
Manifold Gaskets
Die-Cut Gaskets
Upright Piano Action Parts
Grand Piano Action Parts


ACTION PARTS

All action parts from the acoustic piano works are found HERE

One exception: The connection point between the acoustic action
and the player action is the sticker. It is unique because it has an
added button to pick up the force of the player action and cause
the hammers to play. There are also connections for the soft
pedal and a couple of other things.

If you have a broken sticker, we make new ones. See Diagram to
identify the sticker in a piano action. The sticker is part # 12 on that page.
You must send us a good sticker which we will use as a pattern.

One Custom Sticker for Player Piano               Part Number- SH510AJPlayer              $ 55.00


MISC. PARTS

Part Description:                                                                                                           Part Number              Price

Muffler Felt--  White felt for muffler boxes
        2 inches by 54 inches by 1/6 inch thick                                                                       SH301                $ 5.00

 

Straight Nipples for Player Tubing-- See up the page

Leather Nuts--

Diameter

3/16 inch
1/4 inch
5/16 inch
3/8 inch
7/16 inch
1/2 inch

Hole Diameter 

.0635 inch
.070 inch
.070 inch
.086 inch
.0635 inch
.0635 inch

Part Number

SH603A
SH603B
SH603C
SH603D
SH603E
SH603F

Price

$ 24.40 / 100
$ 24.40 / 100
$ 24.40 / 100
$ 24.40 / 100
$ 24.40 / 100
$ 24.40 / 100

Ladder Chain-- By the yard only--
       Four links per inch-- Old Part No. 451390                                                         SH 609-4          $ 9.85 / yard
       Five links per inch--                                                                                            SH 609-5          $ 9.85 / yard

Pedal webbing-  2 inches wide
       Connects pedals to pumping bellows.  
       Used as hinges on bellows also-
       
Sometimes used to connect pedals to bellows.                                                       SH716             $  2.00 / foot

Player Roll Tabs--
        Each             Old Part No.  4513915                                                                    SH613              $  1.00
        Box of 100   Old Part No.  4513915                                                                    SH613             $ 65.00

Paper Tape to repair the end and edges of player piano rolls--
        Also mends torn paper in books, letters, maps, pamphlets and documents.
        Transparent Pressure-sensitive-- tissue-thin paper tape features a
        pressure-sensitive, pH neutral adhesive that will not yellow, flake off
        or damage piano rolls. The pH tests at 8.8 unaged, 8.1 aged.
        This tape is thin and will not interfere with playing. You will need to avoid
        covering tracking holes. You must cut out and work around them.
        Not subject to minimum order restraints
        One inch wide-- Minimum order is 10 feet
        Ten feet                                                                                                             GL-001                 $  7.50
                Additional feet but less than 100 feet                                                                       $    .75 per foot
        100 feet of 1 inch wide                                                                                         GL-100                 $ 35.00
        165 feet of 3/4 inch wide
   Usually in inventory                                              GL-165                 $ 42.45

Player bleed or vent cups--  Brass
        Dozen          Old Part No. 451343  below                                                            SH678                  $   6.50
        100                                                                                                                      SH678                  $ 45.50


Spool Pins--
 
        Straight for left side        Old Part No. 451344A                    SH614L           $  6.00 ea.
       


 

Invisible Hinges-
      Used for fallboards (key covers) and key slips. Used on almost all old player pianos.
      Furnished with screws

Width
Part Number
Price
Nickel, 1" long by 3/8" wide
Satin Brass- 1" long by 3/8" wide
Nickel, 1 3/4" long by 3/8" wide
Satin Brass, 1 3/4" long by 3/8" wide
Satin Brass, 1 1/2" long by 1/2" wide
SH5100
SH5100-1/2
SH5101
SH5101-1/2
SH5102
$ 14.00
$ 14.00
$ 18.00
$ 18.00
$ 16.00


 


TRACKER BAR, TAKE UP SPOOLS, AND TEMPO HARDWARE

Part Description:                                                                                                           Part Number              Price


Tracker Bar--
       Old Part No. 451345A                     SH610            $ 194.00

Transposing Tracker Bar--
     Old Part No. 451345B                       SH690             $ 199.00

Tracker Bar Pump-type Cleaner--  
     Vacuum draws out dirt and lead
     oxide.  Aluminum with soft rubber
     nozzle, and removable dust screen.
     Old Part no. 451392                           SH626             $  100.00

     

     Replacement rubber nozzle for tracker bar pump                                                              SH626A           $  11.85
     Replacement filter for tracker bar pump                                                                            SH626B           $    9.00

 

Player Roll Spool Ends--  Black plastic
         For Regular size rolls, 2 inches diameter
                      Left side without slot                 Old Part No.  451348A                           SH615L                   $  2.00
                      Right side with slot                    Old Part No.  451348B                            SH615R                   $  2.00

 


CELLULOSE TABS FOR CONTROLS AND SPEED INDICATOR
Scroll down the page to the Custom Stop Section

 

 

Take up Spool-- All Purpose-- First most players, especially uprights

       We no longer have this take up spool, but call for a referral to the only place we know of where you can get one!

 

BELLOWS SPRINGS-- Inside and Outward pressure

 

TEST ROLLS-- All of these are now available

Part Description:                                                                                                           Part Number          Price

Q.R.S. Test Roll--  Standard 88 key test                                                                           SH612           $  31.50

 

VACUUM PUMPS AND TRANSMISSION

Part Description:                                                                                                           Part Number         Price

Deluxe Pump with auto-sensor and electronic controls--  
          [ Update:  The vacuum pump in the graphic is an older model but looks the same.  
          No. 45P1329 has been discontinued from all  suppliers as far as I can learn. ]
          The deluxe pump is more advanced and will perform far better. 
          Noise level is minimal. Motor speed is in direct ratio of vacuum needed.  
          Electronics are used to sense the level of vacuum needed.
          A Switching signal reduces motor speed during rewind.  
          The tightness of the player system will determine the setting of the volume knob.  
          Can be turned to full volume to produce 45 inches of vacuum.  
          Complete installation instructions provided.  Has build in check valves
          so that the original foot pump system is retained and operative.  All pre-wired
          controls--  just set box in place and drill one hole in original pump channel.  
          Control panel mounts on underside of keyboard with off/on switch, volume control
          knob and rewind speed adjustment.  
          Measure 7 1/2 inches by 7 1/2 inches by 10 inches-- Weight approx. 13 lbs.
          No return policy on international orders.
                    Old Part No. 45P1330                                                                                    DA650       $ 415.00

CAUTION:
        The Automatic Re-roll unit and Automatic Shut Off features
        are NOT included in the above Deluxe Pump.

Automatic Re-roll Unit-- For full size players only-- 
        Includes valve, actuator pneumatic, hose, elbow, lindeage hardware, & instructions. 
                                                                                                                                           DA916        $200.00

Automatic Shut off Switch
       
Shuts off the Re-roll Unit when the roll is done rewinding
       
Solid Maple. Easily installed inside piano case just above the spoolbox shelf                   DA652        $   85.00  

 

Precision Vacuum Gauge--  2 1/2 inch dial face graduated from 0 to 100 inches of
          water vacuum.  The only accurate method for measuring the amount of vacuum
          generated by a piano or reed organ.  
          Tapered rubber plug fits easily into pump hose.
                    Old Part No. 451480                                                                                        SH616        $ 101.00

Player Piano Transmission--  A complete transmission unit that will serve as a
          replacement on most standard players if minor modifications are made.          
                  Old Part No. 451346                                                                                          SH624       $ 188.00

Ampico Transmission Frame only                                                                                      SH680       $ 62.00

 


PLAYER PIANO PEDALS

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Set of three square toes.
  Right pedal 10 1/2 inches long overall.
        Solid brass capped toes on cast iron stems.  
        Center- 7 1/2 inches.   Left- 9 inches long                                        
        Old Part No. 303085APL                                                                            SH645                   $ 120.00
        Pair of two pedals  (No center pedal)   
        Old Part No.  303085BPL                                                                            SH645A                 $ 93.00

Set of Three round toe player pedals-- Polished brass
        Right pedal 10 1/2 inches long overall
        Center- 11 1/4 inches.  
        Left- 9 inches long         Old Part No. 303086APL                                        SH643                  $ 108.00
        Pair of Two pedals  (No center pedal) Otherwise, same as above
        Old Part No.  303086BPL                                                                            SH643A                 $ 78.00

 

PRACTICE MUTE AND RINKY TINK OR MANDOLIN KIT

Practice Mute Replacement felt-  2 inches wide by 54 inches long and tapered
             This felt strip is made to replace the felt mute in old uprights that had it, and it
             is found in some Asian pianos in modern times. You will have to remove the
             old strip and fit the new ones. This will involve making provision for the vertical
             metal brackets mounting the action in the piano. Use Elmer's Carpenter's Glue
             to attach the new felt strip to the old bar.                                                                  SH300          $ 13.65 each

 


Rinky Tink or Mandolin Kit for Uprights
            
This kit has everything needed to add a rinky tink sound to your upright piano.
             It includes a cable pull to mount under the key bed which you can pul to
             control the device. This kit can also be used to mount the quieting Practice
             Mute above. But, we cannot alter the original kit to reduce the price.
             This kit will require some detailed fitting of the leather and tabs which you will
             be required to attach. It cannot be made ahead of time to fit any piano at random
             because the string placement of all pianos varies from piano to piano. If you are
             not an intuitive person, or if you do not have a friend with mechanical talents,
             you should not try this. We CANNOT promise you success unless you are willing
             to take responsibility for your success. We will not refund your money if you
             in any way start to modify the kit parts. Having made this rather ominous disclaimer,
             I must say that the kit is very well planned, and, as far as I know, this is the only kit
             of its kind available at this time. It was designed by a man with 50 years in the trade.
             Complete instructions are provided with the kit                                                        DA842           $ 152.50

 

Do-It-Youself Rinky Tink or Mandolin Kit-- THIS IS A CONVERSION KIT
             You MUST already have a practice mute in your piano to use this kit.
             Also, you will have to innovate and make the products work for you. I cannot
             write instuctions which will cover anything you will run into. This means you will
             need to determine where the strings are in relation to the leather strip AFTER you
             install the leather strip. You may do this by attaching carbon paper to the back of
             the leather strip facing the leather and run the front of the leather with a hard object.
             Remove the carbon paper, and cut between the marks made by the strings on the
             leather. You may also rub the strings with chalk and rub the front of the leather.
             This will tell you where to cut the leather strip. You must have the confidence to
             innovate because I cannot predict all the variables you may encounter. Be sure to
             clamp the metal tabs so that they are in a straight line, and position the mute bar so that
             the tabs are just barely BELOW the actual point the hammer hits the strings. This will
             prevent destruction of the hammers over time.

             3 inch by 48 inch leather strip and 100 metal tabs to attach to the strip.
            
                                                                                                         Part Numbers DA68 and DA848    $ 39.00 total

 


THE BEST BOOK FOR PLAYER PIANO RESTORATION

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PLAYER PIANO SERVICING AND REBUILDING
By ARTHUR REBLITZ

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216 pages, profusely illustrated with fine photographs and diagrams.
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Will lay flat for easy use in the workshop                                         NBN-2/Binder          $  52.00

With a $ 300 order, the book is offered at $ 21.00 paperback, and $ 41.00 in the binder.
AND,
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