Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/Kimbell Player Piano needs help

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I have a player piano that has the the bottom part of the player but I am missing the I guess the part that holds the rolls, I have pictures is there a way you could help me figure out what I still need to get this back into working condition.  You can still play the piano just fine with out all of it but want to get it back together could you please let me know what I need to do.

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Hi Stacy:

So you are missing at the very least, the spool box. But I'll bet you're missing much more!!!!

I would go on http://www.ptg.org. There you can plug in your zip code and come up with a list of registered piano technicians in your area. Interview until you hit upon a player technician.

I will warn you though, these parts are pretty much out of circulation and only a player technician may have what you need lying around.

You can also go on the AMICA web site. That's the Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors Association. They may be able to point you in the right direction.

One more warning...fixing these is on the pricey side!

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