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Player Piano Supplies from Player-Care
(Updated Aug 30, 2016)
Top Quality Supplies - First Rate Service - Money-Back Guarantee

As of Jan 1, 2016: Regarding shipping, items are combined into one order whenever possible to save on the cost of shipping. By default, all goods are shipped via USPS Priority Mail in Flat Rate boxes or envelopes with Delivery Confirmation. Unless otherwise noted, the Minimum Shipping charge within the U.S. is $6.95 and $29.25 to most overseas locations. To read our Privacy Policy, please click here. To read our 'Returned Goods' policy, please click here.

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Aeolian (Modern) Hammer Return Springs
Aeolian (Modern) Plastic Block Valves
Aeolian (Modern) Power Cord
Aeolian - Duo-Art Valve Plates
Aeolian Upright Valve Plate Gaskets
Ampico 'A' 3/8" ID Drawer Hoses (set of 3)
Ampico 'A' Expression Valve Bushing
Ampico 'A' Function Switches
Ampico 'A' Motor Mounts
Ampico 'A' Primary Valve Button
Ampico 'A' Pump Spill Valve Springs
Ampico 'A' Stack Flange
Ampico 'A' Tempo Slide Plate
Ampico 'A' Transmission Frame
Ampico 'A' Valve Block Springs
Ampico Valve Block Plates
Ampico 'A' Valve Block Seats (Intake)
Ampico 'B' Block Valve Gaskets
Ampico 'B' Block Valve Parts & Gaskets
Ampico 'B' Expression Clamp Springs
Ampico 'B' Pump Crescendo or Spill Springs
Ampico 'B' Forward Roll Brake Drum
Ampico 'B' Reroll Brake Drum
Ampico 'B' Switch Housing
Ampico/Amphion Pneumatic Flange Finger
Automatic Rewind / Reroll Device
Automatic 'Off' / Pushbutton 'On' Device
Bass Strings
Bellows Cloth (Rubberized Cloth)
Blotter Paper for Gaskets
Brass Air Switch
Brass Bleed Cups
Brass Tubing Elbows (Large)
Brass Tubing Elbows (Small)
Brass Tubing Elbows 7/32" (Used)
Brass Tubing Connectors
Bridle Straps for Pianos
Bushing Cloth (Woven Felt)
Butts, Flanges, Catchers
Cabrette Leather
Cork-Rubber (and Blotter) Gaskets
Countersunk Washers
Cremona/Seeburg Lamps
Deluxe Full Automation Kit
Die Cut Gaskets
Dow Corning 3140 Sealant
Electric Vacuum Pump Kit
End Tabs & D-Rings
Felt Washers / Punchings
Flap Leather Strips
Fluted Valve Stems
Force-Fit Collars
Gaskets for Valve Blocks, etc.
Glue Pot
Hide Glue Crystals
Hypodermic Syringe
Invisible Piano (Flip Board) Hinges
Kimball Transmission Gear
Ladder Chain (for Air Motor & Transmission)
Lauter-Humana Intake Valve Facings
Leather Nuts (3/16"-1/2")
Lifter Disks for Pouches
Mandolin Rail Tabs
Nelson-Wiggen decal
Neoprene Gasket Material
Outward Pressure "V" Pedal Return Springs
Packing Leather
Pedal Webbing for Reed Organs or Hinges
PianoCorder Tape Deck (PT-100)
Phenoseal Plastic Sealer
Pinion Gear for Standard Transmission
Plastic 8 oz. Squeeze Bottle
Pneumatic Jig for Small Bellows
Pneumatic Fingers (wooden)
Primary Valve Buttons
Primary Valve Facings
Pushbutton Assembly for Manual Operation
Regulating Buttons (wooden w/felt pad)
RTV Sealant for Pouches
Rubber Tubing / Twill Covered Hose
Simplex Block Valve Caps
Simplex Block Valve Kit
Simplex & Wurlitzer Block Valve Gaskets
Spring Rail Felt
Spring-Steel Flat Pushbutton Springs
Standard Take-Up Spool
Standard Valve Guides
Standard Valve Parts
Straight Nipples (Tubing Connectors)
Tacks for bellows cloth 3/8" blued
Tracker Valve Facings
Trackerbar Tubing Plastic "T" & "Y" Connectors (9/64" OD)
Trackerbar Pump
Tubing Elbows (Small)
Universal P-2 Circuit Board
Universal Power Cord
Universal Valve Facings & Valve Pushers
Vacuum-Operated Standard Pouch Setting Tool
Valve Block Gaskets
Valve Gapping Tool
Wurlitzer Block Valves
Wurlitzer Block Valve Caps

Player Piano Parts and Supplies: I have literally thousands of miscellaneous parts and supplies for player pianos; some new, some used. If you can't find it anywhere else, send me an email (click here) and I'll try to locate it for you. Since I no longer service or rebuild players, everything I've collected since 1972 is for sale.

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Player Piano Parts and Supplies: I have literally thousands of miscellaneous parts and supplies for player pianos; some new, some used. If you can't find it anywhere else, send me an email (click here) and I'll try to locate it for you. Since I no longer service or rebuild players, everything I've collected since 1972 is for sale.

For more detailed information about how we conduct business at Player-Care -click here.


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Bellows Cloth

+++ Colors of the cloth may change but the quality will not +++
All cloth is sold by the "RUNNING YARD" (or Foot) -Width of each type varies
Minimum "Length" we'll cut for ALL Cloth is six inch increments!!
For those who use Millimeters, use the handy calculator below (Click Here)
"How much cloth do I need?" - Click Here
My cloth looks good. Should I change it? - Click Here.
Left-over pieces of cloth at a discount -Click Here


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'Heavy' Bellows Cloth....$113.75/yd. (or $43.75/ft.)

(Outside color is now black)

The thickness of this heavy cloth is 0.044". An excellent cloth for feeders, exhausters, and reservoirs. Cotton inside and acrylic outside with a 0.034" inner layer of the highest quality natural rubber. Color is tan on the inside (cotton side) and black on the outside (acrylic side). The maximum width is 60 in., available in any length. Also available in 6" x 60" strips for $24.00. Will also sell strips of less than 6" wide for $9.75/sq ft. For taking the cloth at the corners and ends, we recommend these small tacks. This cloth is also good for making a 'Mandolin Rail' or 'Honky-Tonk' device. We also sell the 'Mandolin Rail Tabs' -click here. To place an order, Click Here. (If ordering strips, specify the required width.) Minimum shipping for two (2) or more feet of heavy cloth is $13.45.


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Peripheral Devices Cloth ....$106.25/yd. (or $41.25/ft.)

This general purpose cloth is superb for Air Motors, Tracking Devices, Air Motor Governors, Auto-Sustain, and any other application where a medium weight cloth is required. Black/Maroon with natural rubber in the middle. Thickness is 0.014". Width is 51".

Due to an increasing demand for correctly biased strips of motor cloth for Spring-Loaded devices like Air Motor Governors, Auto-Sustains, and Equalizers, I am now offering 6" x 25" strips of this cloth for $13.69 ea.

To place an order, Click Here. (If ordering strips, specify; Strips of Type "A" cloth). NOTE: The outside (maroon side) of the cloth is a bit smoother and shinier than the inside (black side). You can feel the difference when you touch the cloth. In a bright light, you can also see the difference.


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Striker Pneumatic Cloth.... $89.25/yd. (or $33.95/ft.)

Simply the finest 'rubber-coated' Striker Pneumatic Cloth in the World. Thickness is 0.009 in. Width is 52 in. Have a small job that requires very little cloth? 6" x 25" strips are available for $9.95. To place an order, Click Here.


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Reed Organ Bellows Cloth.... $78.00/yd.

This is excellent quality reed organ bellows cloth. White cotton cloth inside with a thick natural rubber coating on the outside. Thickness is 0.025 in. Width is 58 in. Sold by the running yard (36 in.) or in strips measuring 2-1/3 ft. x 7 ft. for $5.80/sq. ft. ($94.73). Saves you at least 33% over the cost per running yard if you are only rebuilding one reed organ. Minimum shipping cost is $13.45 (includes Delivery Confirmation). NOTE: This cloth is not recommended for use in player pianos. To place an order, Click Here.

Need a specific size strip of reed organ cloth? Don't hesitate to write to me! $6.00/sq. ft. 'A reasonable price for custom-cut pieces'!!


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Premium Hide Glue


This is not your grandfather's animal hide glue. This glue has been specifically formulated by Craig Brougher, a leading specialist in automatic musical instrument restoration, for use in rebuilding all types of automatic musical instruments. Mr. Brougher has spent years perfecting this glue, which is now available to the general public only through Player-Care. The gram weight strength of the glue is 222 grams. Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back!!!

Sold in minimum One-Half Pound Bags for $7.50 per bag. One-Pound Bags for $14.00. Five-Pound Bags for $60.00. Click Here for the Complete Instructions on How to Prepare and Use This Glue. To place an order, Click Here. Priority Shipping $6.95 minimum. Includes Delivery Confirmation. NOTE: A convenient applicator for hot hide glue is the 8 oz. squeeze bottle.


Glue Pot


Excellent quality electric glue pot with aluminum inner liner. This unit is preset at the factory for the ideal temperature of 145 degrees, but it does have an internal thermostat that is adjustable. Cost: $165.00. Minimum Shipping: $13.45. To place an order, Click Here.


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Electric Vacuum Pump Kit $375.00
(TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK 5/4/2016 -Waiting List-Click Here)
Guaranteed and Supported by Player-Care
How quiet is the pump? View the video -click here.

Tired of Pumping your player piano. This vacuum pump produces from 0"-50+" of water vacuum (WC). Enough to compensate for a lot of leakage. The 'Kit' also contains a Dual Electronic Voltage Controller for adjusting the volume of the music and how fast the music roll is rewound. The inter-connecting tubing, wiring and all necessary connectors are included. Easy to install. One year guarantee on the electronic parts, and a five year guarantee on the vacuum pump. Space required for the pump is 8" square by 10" high, normally installed in the bottom of the piano on the right hand side of the Exhauster Assembly. UPS Ground Shipping/Insurance: $25.00 maximum amount within the 48 contiguous states.
Installation Instructions/Diagram -click here.
To place an order, Click Here.

Why our electric vacuum pump kit is Safe and Quiet - Click Here

Need a Used Vacuum Motor? (click here to see picture) 28" vacuum minimum - $40.00/2-yr warranty (under normal usage).


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Deluxe Full Automatic System Kit....$625.00
(TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK 5/4/2016 -Waiting List-Click Here)
Guaranteed and Supported by Player-Care

Contains everything in the 'Regular' kit plus an Auto Re-Roll Device and an Auto Shut-Off Device. Everything you need to Electrify and Automate your Player Piano. Complete with installation instructions, tubing, connectors and wiring. Playing a roll becomes a 'push-button' operation. One year guarantee on all electronics, five year guarantee on the vacuum pump. Space required for the pump is 8" square by 10" high, normally installed in the bottom of the piano on the right hand side of the Exhauster Assembly. UPS Ground Shipping/Insurance: $30.00 maximum amount within the 48 contiguous states.
Installation Instructions/Diagram/Pictures -click here. To place an order, Click Here.



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Due to the possibility of freezing, this product will no longer be shipped during the Winter months!!
Phenoseal - Plastic Sealer

(Difference between Phenoseal and PVC-E)

DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT UNTIL YOU
HAVE READ THIS WEBPAGE-CLICK HERE


For sealing wood - or just about anything. Dries clear and seals the smallest cracks or pin-hole leaks 100% with just one application. Can be brushed or poured and drained. It is strongly recommended that any internal surfaces which face vacuum channels in a player action be coated with this product. Phenoseal is slightly plastic and will stretch and contract with changes in temperature and humidity without cracking or pulling away, as is the case with the original shellac or varnish sealers. Phenoseal will stick to the original sealers, so removing them is not necessary. Phenoseal remains slightly tacky, so DO NOT coat a surface that a valve will seat on. (Read my article in the Mechanical Music Digest -click here.) Sold in 8 oz. plastic bottles for $17.50, or One Quart plastic bottles for $49.25. Minimum shipping: $6.95 (8 oz. size) or $11.95 (32 oz. size). Also, check out the "Hypo-Oiler" for $8.00 with any size order -click here To place an order, Click Here.


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Leather Nuts


High Quality Leather Nuts for all types of uses. The holes cut in the center may have to be enlarged for a specific diameter of threaded rod. Existing holes are primarily provided for centering, to make it easy to drill out. To place an order, Click Here. (Priority Shipping $6.95 minimum. Includes Delivery Confirmation.)

Stock NO. Size Hole Dia. each per 100
603A 3/16" .058 $0.45 $35.00
603B 1/4" .070 $0.34 $27.60
603C 5/16" .070 $0.33 $26.72
603D 3/8" .086 $0.36 $30.00
603E 7/16" .0635 $0.40 $34.00
603F 1/2" .0635 $0.42 $36.00

How to size and install leather nuts

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Felt Washers and Punchings


High Quality Felt Washers for use between leather nuts and wooden flange fingers and metal or wooden linkages of any type. Felt Punchings are used on wooden buttons, stickers, and fingers for quieting and bumpering. Slightly compressible. Center hole in the felt washers will expand easily to fit most applications. To place an order, Click Here. (Priority Shipping $6.95 minimum. Includes Delivery Confirmation.)

Stock No. Color I.D. O.D Thickness per Dozen per 100
873 (woven) red 1/32" 3/8" 1/16" $2.10 $14.00
332F (woven) red 1/8" 31/64" 3/64" $2.10 $14.00
872 (woven) red 1/8" 3/8" 5/64" $4.30 $28.75
876 brown none 3/8" 1/8" $3.25 $21.50
1838 (woven) brown none 7/16" 3/32" $4.05 $26.81
332C (woven) white 7/64" 31/64" 3/32" $2.10 $14.00

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Flap Valve Leather


After numerous requests, we are now stocking flap valve leather for the main exhauster bellows in player pianos. They measure 2-1/2" x 12" and cost $8.00 each. We also carry flap valve leather for reed organ exhauster bellows which measure 2-1/2" x 15", and sell for $11.00 each. And, we also have flap valve leather that measure 2-1/4" x 14" which sell for $10.00 each. All flap leather is 0.050"-0.060" thick. Also, I am now accepting orders for custom-cut flaps if I have a slightly larger piece available. Cost will be $0.35 per square inch. Example: 2" x 8" flap will cost $5.60. To place an order, Click Here. Priority Shipping $6.95 minimum (US ONLY). Includes Delivery Confirmation.


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Mandolin Rail Tabs


"Mandolin Rail Tabs are now available at Player-Care. These are the type that simply squeeze onto the medium-heavy bellows cloth with a pair of pliers. There are 100 tabs per envelope, and the cost per set is $16.90. Priority Shipping $6.95 minimum. Includes Delivery Confirmation. To place an order, Click Here. To read information about the mandolin rail, click here


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Invisible Player Piano Hinges
(Flip-Board Hinges)


Part No.Size O.D.EachPer Set (Three)
IH-1 (dull brass plated)1" x 3/8"$13.50$36.75
IH-2 (nickel plated)1" x 3/8"$13.50$36.75
IH-3 (nickel plated)1-3/4" x 3/8"$17.50$47.55
IH-3B (dull brass plated)1-3/4" x 3/8"$17.50$47.55
IH-4 (dull brass)1-1/2" x 1/2"$18.50$49.75
Priority Shipping $6.95 minimum. Includes Delivery Confirmation. To place an order, Click Here.

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Brass Tubing Elbows (Large)

All of the sizes are not shown here.

Part No.Size O.D.EachStatus
BR-E51/2" O.D.$12.85See NOTE
BR-E65/8" O.D.$13.23See NOTE
BR-E73/4" O.D.$14.08See NOTE
BR-E87/8" O.D.$14.90In Stock
BR-E91" O.D.$17.33See NOTE
BR-E101-1/8" O.D.$17.85See NOTE
BR-E111-1/4" O.D.$18.95In Stock
BR-E121-1/2" O.D.$20.05In Stock
NOTE: Materials in stock, allow 3 days to make the parts.

To provide for maximum air flow, these elbows are made out of thin wall brass tubing (0.065"). This type of brass elbow is not available at any type of 'walk-in' store or business that's open to the public. Priority Shipping $6.95 minimum. Includes Delivery Confirmation. To place an order, Click Here.


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Tubing Elbows (Small)

Brass Elbows for Player Pianos

Size O.D.PricePer DozenPer Hundred
5/32" BR$1.85$21.53$164.50
3/16" BR$1.95$22.23$175.50
7/32" AL$2.05$23.37$184.50
1/4" BR$2.65$30.21$238.50
3/8" AL$3.25$33.15N/A
1/2" BR$4.25$43.35
Picture of 1/2" elbow

"BR" designates elbows that are made from brass. "AL" designates elbows made from aluminum. Priority Shipping $6.95 minimum. Includes Delivery Confirmation. To place an order, Click Here.


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Used 7/32" Brass Elbows

Used 7/32 in Brass Elbows for Player Pianos

These used 7/32" brass elbows have been tumble cleaned. Specify the length noted in the above picture when ordering, example: 7/32" x 1" used elbow. There is a limited number of these elbows. So, when they're gone, they will no longer be available. The 5/8" elbows are $1.45 each. The 1" are $1.75 each. And the 1-1/2" are $2.25 each. Priority Shipping $6.95 minimum. Includes Delivery Confirmation. To place an order, Click Here.


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Straight Nipples (Tubing Connectors)

Straight Nipples and Tubing Connectors for Player Pianos
Using straight nipples to make reducing nipples

Size O.D.LengthPricePer Hundred
5/32"7/8"$0.70$60.00
5/32"1-1/4"$0.75$65.00
3/16"1-1/4"$1.05$94.00
7/32"1-1/16"$1.20$100.00
1/4"1-1/16"$1.30N/A

Priority Shipping $6.95 minimum. Includes Delivery Confirmation. To place an order, Click Here.


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Ladder Chain

Ladder Chain for Player Pianos

"Ladder Chain" is now available at Player-Care. This is the most common size used in player pianos for the air motor and the transmission. It is made from high tensile coppered steel. Will not stretch or rust. There are 42 links per foot. The cost per foot is $6.75. Priority Shipping $6.95 minimum. Includes Delivery Confirmation. To place an order, Click Here.


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"T" and "Y" Trackerbar Tubing Connectors
Special 3/8 in 'T' (w/9/64 in leg) Connector

Small Plastic Y ConnectorSmall Plastic T Connector

These connectors are used in various locations in player pianos and orchestrions when valves need to be activated in or from multiple locations, i.e. two different ports on the trackerbar or by a pushbutton and a port on the trackerbar. The inside diameter of all these connectors is larger than a trackerbar hole. The plastic "Y" connectors are $0.64 each. The small plastic "T" connectors are $0.90 each. Priority Shipping $6.95 minimum. Includes Delivery Confirmation. To place an order, Click Here.


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Special 3/8 in 'T' (w/9/64 in leg) Connector

Special T Connector

These connectors are used in various locations in player pianos and orchestrions when in-line vacuum testing is necessary or desired. These are custom-made for Player-Care, and are not available in any other marketplace. The cost per piece is $17.50. Priority Shipping $6.95 minimum. Includes Delivery Confirmation. To place an order, Click Here.


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Regular 3/8" 'T' Connector

3/8 in. Brass T Connector3/8 in. Plastic T Connector

These brass connectors are used in various locations in player pianos and orchestrions when tapping into an existing vacuum supply line. These are custom-made for Player-Care, and are not available in any other marketplace. The cost per piece is $13.50. Also available in plastic for $3.59 ea. Priority Shipping cost is $6.95 minimum. Includes Delivery Confirmation. To place an order, Click Here.


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Take-Up Spool


Measures 13" end-to-end and 11-1/2" between the end flanges. Identical in size to the ones in modern players with the Standard Pneumatic Player Action, with an Ampico-style 'positive-release' end tab hook.

"Take-Up Spools" are now available at Player-Care for $119.50 each. They have a bass wood core with steel flanges. Custom made for Player-Care in February 2013. No other dealer in America stocks new take-up spools!! Allow one week for delivery. Standard color is Black Core with painted Silver or Gold Flanges (Please Specify When Ordering). Custom colors, including natural wood, available for an additional $18.00 (allow one week for delivery). The shipping cost is a minimum of $19.95 to anywhere in the continental U.S. To place your order, Click Here.

Left EndRight EndEnd Tab Hook

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Ampico Transmission Frame

Brass Ampico Transmission Frame
Brass Ampico Transmission Frame

"Ampico Transmission Frames" are now available at Player-Care. This is the frame that is found in every Ampico A reproducing player piano. The frame is made of solid brass and machined by hand. Excellent craftsmanship to exacting specifications. Cost is $244.50. Shipping charge is $13.45 within the US and $34.50 to most overseas countries. Insurance is additional. To place an order, Click Here.

Please be careful when handling the transmission or you will bend it out of alignment. Do not drop. When putting small shaft in, make sure all parts are on shaft, and support transmission on wooden block when driving shaft into small gear. Also, plug the two original transmission mounting screw holes and bore new ones, using the new transmission as a guide, and use 'smaller-than-hole' round head screws to mount it to the spoolbox. (This step is not always necessary.)


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Ampico Motor Mounts (SEE *NOTE*)

Ampico Rubber Motor Mounts

"Ampico Rubber Motor Mounts" are now available at Player-Care. These parts are made from high quality rubber. Specifically made as replacements for the original motor mounts which are often cracking or deteriorated. Only available in sets of four. Cost: $52.00. *NOTE*: Holes for the rods are drilled out, but the holes for the screws are NOT drilled out. (Screws holes are easily drilled out using your bracket as a guide and a standard drill bit and an electric drill.) Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US and $35.30 to most overseas countries. Insurance is additional. To place an order, Click Here.


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Ampico B Block Valves

Ampico A Block Valves
Ampico A Block ValvesAmpico A Block ValvesAmpico A Block Valves

"Ampico B Block Valve" parts are now available at Player-Care. Manufactured to exacting tolerances, they are identical in every aspect to the original Ampico B block valves. They ARE NOT and WILL NOT be assembled for you. Also, we DO NOT supply the leather for the valve facings, the pouches, or the ball bleed. Cost: $18.50 each. (Limited Supply) Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US and $35.30 to most overseas countries. Insurance is additional. The 1/16" die-cut block valve gaskets are now available for $0.75 ea. or $60/90. To place an order, Click Here.


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Ampico A/B Block Valve Springs

Ampico A/B Block Valve Springs

"Ampico B Block Valve Springs" parts are now available at Player-Care. Made from high quality spring steel. They are identical to the springs found in the Ampico B system. Considered by professionals to be far superior to the solid springs found in the Ampico A system because they apply a more uniform pressure to the wooden block valve. Highly recommended for replacements when rebuilding an Ampico A. Cost: $1.35 each. Sets of 50 for $60.00. Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US and $35.30 to most overseas countries. Insurance is additional. To place an order, Click Here.


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Ampico A Pump Spill Valve Spring

Ampico A Pump Spill Valve Springs

"Ampico A Pump Spill Valve Springs" are now available at Player-Care. Made from high quality spring steel. They are specifically designed and fabricated to replace the often over-stretched springs found in virtually all Ampico A rotary vacuum pumps. After years of testing, it was found that the non-linearity of most Ampico expression systems was directly related to the non-linearity of the pump spring. Cost: $11.00 each for the "A" springs (two required). The "A" spring can also be used to replace the often over-stretched Ampico "A" crescendo spring. Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US and $35.30 to most overseas countries. Insurance is additional. To place an order, Click Here.


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Automatic Rewind Device

Automatic Rewind Device

Designed primarily for players that have already been electrified, this device will shift the transmission from Play to Rewind at the end of the music roll. It is triggered into operation by perforations that are located a few inches past the last playing notes, which are common on almost all music rolls. To view the Installation Instructions, click here. The cost is $172.50, which includes 3 ft of vacuum supply tubing, connecting elbows, trackerbar tubing, and associated mounting hardware. Shipping charge is $14.95 within the US and $34.50 to most overseas countries. Insurance is additional. To place an order, Click Here.

To purchase replacement block valves for this device -click here.


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Vacuum-Operated Pouch Setting Tool

Vacuum-Operated Pouch Setter Tool
Vacuum-Operated Pouch Setter ToolVacuum-Operated Pouch Setter Tool

For those who want to do the job correctly, this tool is indispensable. This pouch setter will work on a variety of player systems with have from 7/8" to a 1-1/16" pouch well. The high cost is due primarily to the sharp increase in blocks of aluminum, from which these are manufactured, and the labor cost to have them custom made. Cost: $63.00 each. Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US and $35.30 to most overseas countries. Insurance is additional. To place an order, Click Here.


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Outward Pressure "V" Pedal Return Springs

Outward Pressure 'V' Pedal Return Springs.

Click on Image to see Full Size Picture

These are standard pedal return springs. The larger 8 inch springs have an outward pressure of 12-13 pounds. They are one inch wide at the connected end and 7/16 inch wide at the tip. The cost is $33.00 each. The smaller 6 inch springs have an outward pressure of 8 pounds. They are 3/4 inch at the connected end and 1/2 inch wide at the tip. The cost is $42.00 each. High quality spring steel. Unconditionally guaranteed for five years (does not include shipping). Shipping charge is $13.45 within the US and $34.50 to most overseas countries. Insurance is additional. To place an order, Click Here.


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Aeolian (modern) Player Piano Power Cord

Aeolian Power Cord.

This is a replacement power cord for all of the modern Aeolian players that have a detachable power cord. It is a 10 ft 16 gauge 13 amp cord that is UL Listed and made in America. These cords often get lost when the piano is shipped, and replacements are generally hard-to-find. The cost is $18.50. Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US and $35.30 to most overseas countries. Insurance is additional. To place an order, Click Here.


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Simplex (3-Tier) and WurliTzer Block Valve Gaskets

Simplex and Wurlitzer Block Valve Gaskets.

These die-cut gaskets are made from 1/16" cork. Cost per piece is $0.75 or $65.00/90. Minimum Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US and $35.30 to most overseas countries. Insurance is additional. To place an order, Click Here.


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WurliTzer Block Valves w/gasket

Wurlitzer Block Valves.

These WurliTzer type block valves are often used in nickelodeon build-ups as well as other custom-made pneumatic devices. Well known for their reliability and longevity, these valve blocks are now available at Player-Care for $24.85 each or $245.00/dozen. Minimum Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US and $35.30 to most overseas countries. Insurance is additional. To place an order, Click Here.


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Flat Pushbutton Springs

Flat Pushbutton Springs.
Flat Pushbutton Springs.

These are the flat spring-steel springs that are found on the pushbutton assembly in many upright player pianos for manual operation of the sustain (or loud pedal) pneumatic, and the bass and treble soft pneumatics. They measure 3-1/2" by 7/16". The cost is $2.00 per spring. Minimum Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US and $35.30 to most overseas countries. Insurance is additional. To place an order, Click Here.


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Pushbutton Assembly for Manual Operations

Pushbutton Assembly.
Pushbutton Assembly.

These are the manual pushbuttons that are found in many upright player pianos for manual operation of the sustain (or loud pedal) pneumatic, and the bass and treble soft pneumatics. The overall length is adjustable from a maximum of 2-1/8" to a minimum of 1-7/8", and the button is slightly less than 3/8" in diameter. The button guide has an ID of 3/8" and an OD of 5/8". Sold only as a two-piece set. The cost is $7.50 per set. Minimum Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US and $35.30 to most overseas countries. Insurance is additional. To place an order, Click Here.


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Fluted Valve Stems

Fluted Valve Stems
(3/8" and 5/16" are currently unavailable)

This fluted valve stem stock is available in pieces that are Eight Inches (8") in length at the following prices: 1/2" for $5.25, 7/16" for $5.15. Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US and $35.30 to most overseas countries. To place an order, Click Here.


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Pneumatic Jig for Small Bellows

Pneumatic Jig for Small Bellows

This Pneumatic Jig was originally designed by Durrell Armstrong to aid novices and professionals in the recovering of small bellows, or striker pneumatics. However, over the years it has been noted that it also works quite well for medium sized bellows with a span of up to 2-1/4". This is a common measurement for air motor bellows and some air-motor governor bellows. It is completely adjustable for spans of 1" (one inch) to 2-1/4". Selling elsewhere for over $35.00, we offer this time-saving jig for $28.50. For the complete instructions, written by Durrell Armstrong, click here. Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US and $35.30 to most overseas countries. To place an order, Click Here.


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Nelson-Wiggen Decal

Nelson-Wiggen Decal.

In his posting to the Mechanical Music Digest, here's what Don Teach had to say about this decal.

In my search for a perfect Nelson-Wiggen piano decal, I found one on a beautiful, un-restored, pristine machine in Colorado. I am making this decal. It is very expensive to have just one made so I am having a few extra made should anyone need a Nelson-Wiggen decal.

It makes a nice window decal for the rear window of your car also:
non-political, non-sports, not offensive!

This is a standard water-transfer decal. Just soak it water and then apply it to any flat surface. The price is $30.00. Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US and $35.30 to most overseas countries. To place an order, Click Here.


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Bleed Cups

bleed cups.

These are the standard #388 bleed cups that were sold by Player Piano Co. The bleed hole is a #68 drill size. The cup has a 5/32" body, a 13/64" rim, and a depth of 11/64". The price is $1.25 per cup or $92.00/100. Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US and $35.30 to most overseas countries. To place an order, Click Here.


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Pedal Webbing for Reed Organs or Hinges

pedal webbingpedal webbing

This is standard pedal webbing used to connect the foot pedals to the exhauster bellows in a reed organ. It can also be used for hinges in large exhauster and reservoir bellows. The material is 2 inches wide, 0.056" thick. White: herringbone weave; extra strong; tightly woven. Price per foot is $3.25. Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US if the amount ordered fits in a small flat rate box. $35.30 to most overseas countries. To place an order, Click Here.


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Plastic 8 oz. Squeeze Bottle

8 oz squeeze bottle with caps

These 8 oz. plastic squeeze bottles with a tapered tip and a regular cap can be used for many things. However, they work extremely well for using and storing small batches of hot hide glue. For detailed information about "Preparing and Using our Premium Hide Glue crystals -click here. Cost per bottle w/both caps is $7.55. Minimum Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US. $35.30 to most overseas countries. To place an order, Click Here.


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Automatic 'Off' / Pushbutton 'On' Device

Auto Shut-Off Device

This is the Automatic Shut-Off and Pushbutton 'On' Device that's part of the Full Automation Kit. It comes with about 8 ft of line cord, required hardware, and instructions for mounting the unit in the spoolbox. This device can be easily wired into an existing electric vacuum pump system, and replaces the regular on-off switch. Cost is $110.00 ea. Minimum Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US. $35.30 to most overseas countries. To place an order, Click Here.


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Brass Air Switch

Brass Air Switch Brass Air Switch
Brass Air Switch Brass Air Switch

These are 3-Position Air Switches used in the Modern Aeolian player piano to control the volume of the music. In the Aeolian, the switch, in the spoolbox, is labeled 'Low-Med-Hi'. In the 'Hi' position, both of the nipples on the switch are Open to the atmosphere. In the 'Low' position, both of the nipples are closed. In the 'Med' position, one nipple is open and one nipple is closed. However, because of the way that the movable part of this switch is manufactured, it can be easily converted to a conventional 'Pass/No-Pass' switch by plugging the hole that allows atmosphere to enter the switch (as seen in the picture in the lower right corner). This is the type of switch that is commonly used for Sustain (or Loud) On-Off, or any feature where a signal needs to be turned 'off' or allowed to 'pass-through' to a device. The switch measures 1-3/8" x 3/4", and the shaft diameter is 1/4". Comes complete as pictured. Cost per switch is $65.00. Minimum Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US. $35.30 to most overseas countries. To place an order, Click Here.


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Cabrette Leather

cabrette leather

Cabrette leather for various applications. $27.50/sq ft. or $0.30/sq in. Minimum cutting fee per piece is $1.50. Available thicknesses: 0.040" and 0.055". Example: a 6" x 6" piece will cost $12.30. Minimum Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US. $35.30 to most overseas countries. To place an order, Click Here.


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Packing Leather

cabrette leather

Packing leather for various applications. $19.50/sq ft. or $0.20/sq in. Minimum cutting fee per piece is $1.50. Thickness: 0.040"-0.045". Example: a 6" x 6" piece will cost $12.30. Minimum Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US. $35.30 to most overseas countries. To place an order, Click Here.


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Bushing Cloth (Woven Felt)

High quality bushing felt for various applications. 3" x 8" strip medium weight bushing felt (0.054"): $5.50, 3" x 8" strip light weight bushing felt (0.043"): $5.50. Minimum Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US. $35.30 to most overseas countries. Specify thickness in Comments Box when ordering. To place an order, Click Here.


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PianoCorder Tape Deck (PT-100)

These PianoCorder tape decks have been factory reconditioned and come with the same 90 day guarantee that was offered by the company when they were new. The cost is $458.00. Minimum Shipping charge is $28.95 within the US. To place an order, Click Here.


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Pinion Gear for Standard Transmission

Pinion Gear (#691). 12 tooth. 13/64" center hole. This is the small gear that projects through the side of the spool box and drives the large gear that's attached to the take-up spool. The old gear may be removed by: clamping the shaft in a vise, heating with a butane or propane torch until red hot. Comes off easily with pliers. Tap on the new gear so that it is just started on the shaft; heat the new gear until red hot (when heated, it expands to a larger ID than the shaft) and tap it in place while it's still hot. When it cools, shrinkage will make it very tight. (Never ream out the hole or use solder: The preceding is the only correct way to replace the gear.) The cost is $19.50. Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US. To place an order, Click Here.


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Brass Plated Countersunk Washers

These brass plated countersunk washers are available in three sizes: #6, #8, and #10. The #6 washers are $0.10 each, the #8 washers are $0.12 each, and the #10 are $0.15 each. So, it's only advisable to order these when you're ordering other items. Minimum Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US. To place an order, Click Here.


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Hypodermic Syringe for Grease

These small hypodermic syringes are good for those times when you want to apply a very small amount of grease to a specific spot. They do not, repeat, do not come with a needle. The cost is $4.50. So, it's only advisable to order these when you're ordering other items. Minimum Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US. To place an order, Click Here.


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End Tabs and D-Rings

Each high quality self-adhesive vinyl tab comes with a brass 'D' ring. There are twelve (12) tabs per sheet and each sheet comes with a dozen rings. Tabs and rings are NOT sold separately. Each set (one sheet w/12 tabs and 12 rings) costs $5.00. Minimum shipping charge is $6.95 within the US (Priority Flat Rate envelope). To place an order, Click Here.

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Valve Gapping Tool

This simple but effective tool makes setting the gap (or valve travel) to an efficient 0.035" very easy. It can be inserted and withdrawn through a 7/16" or larger diameter hole in the valve cap. Cost is $9.50. Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US (Priority Small Flat Rate box). To place an order, Click Here.

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Lauter-Humana Intake Valve Facing

These are intake valve facings for the Lauter-Humana player piano. They are made out of a special pneumatic cloth that is 0.0065" thick which is very accurately cut with a laser. Cost per facing is $0.50 or $45.00 for a set of 90. Information about rebuilding the block valves is located here. Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US (Priority Small Flat Rate box). To place an order, Click Here.

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Kimball E/F Transmission Gear


This is the replacement gear for the plastic gear in the Kimball Electromatic Model E and F Transmission. The new gear is made out of brass. There are 42 teeth on the outside gear and 24 teeth on the inside gear. The cost is $90.00. (Limit one per customer.) Some information about replacing the transmission is located here (page is not completed yet). Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US (Priority Small Flat Rate box). To place an order, Click Here. Also, we will install the gear for an additional $50.00. The six nuts, bolts, and lock washers are available for an additional $8.00. Contact John Tuttle.

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#1860 Pneumatic Fingers (wooden)

These are wooden pneumatic fingers for note bellows. Made out of hard rock maple. Measuring 1-1/2" L x 3/8" W x 7/16" H. The size of the hole is 1/8". Does not include the bushing felt for wire rod. This type of pneumatic finger is most commonly found in Ampico and Amphion actions. Cost 1-9 ea. $0.85, 10 or more, ea. $0.72. Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US (Priority Small Flat Rate box). To place an order, Click Here.

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#1859 Primary Valve Buttons

These are wooden primary valve buttons. Made out of hard rock maple. Measuring 1/2" O.D. by 5/16" tall, with a 9/64" center hole. These valve buttons are used in a number of actions and devices. Occasionally they will break during disassembly. Cost is $1.25 each. Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US (Priority Small Flat Rate box). To place an order, Click Here.

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Aeolian (modern) Hammer Return Springs

One of the more common problems with the modern Aeolian line of player pianos involves the hammer return springs. These springs break indiscriminately. While no one knows for certain why they break, most agree that it's because of either metal fatigue or corrosion (due to the felt under the coil). Making matters worse, these springs are not readily available because they are much shorter than regular hammer return springs. Cost is $0.35 each, $3.12/dozen, or $16.00/100. Minimum shipping charge is $6.95 within the US (Priority Small Flat Rate box). To place an order, Click Here.

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Spring Rail Felt

This is standard spring rail felt that's found in virtually all upright pianos. The strips measure 13/16" wide, 1/8" thick, and 52" long. Cost is $6.30 per strip. Also available in shorter lengths for $2.00/foot. Minimum shipping charge is $6.95 within the US (Priority Small Flat Rate box). To place an order, Click Here.

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Butts, Flanges, and Catchers

These are standard upright butts, flanges, and catchers. They are only available as seen in this picture, i.e., without the soft materials. The butts are $1.50 each. The flanges are $0.75 each. The catchers are $0.75 each. We do not offer the materials needed to turn these into viable piano parts. Minimum shipping charge is $6.95 within the US (Priority Small Flat Rate box). To place an order, Click Here.

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Bass Strings (full set)


This is a set of 42 new bass strings for a 1917 5 ft. 2-1/2 in. Aeolian/Duo-Art grand piano (serial number VR 52299). They were manufactured by Mapes Piano String Co. and are valued at $252.00. They are for sale for $150.00! There is only one set available. Minimum shipping charge is $18.75 within the US (Priority Large Flat Rate box). Specify "Aeolian Bass Strings" when ordering. To order, Click Here. (Other parts for this piano are available. Contact John Tuttle for details.)

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Small Tacks


These small tacks are great for holding down the corners and ends of heavy bellows cloth, when gluing the cloth to exhausters and reservoirs. They are available for for $1.00/100 or $4.00/500. Specify amount desired when ordering. To order, Click Here.

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Additional Business Information

All Orders MUST BE Paid in Full before they are shipped. Have a question? Call 732-840-8787 (8AM-8PM EST Mon-Sat) or send an E-Mail to: John A Tuttle. Please Allow 2-3 Weeks for Special Orders.

As a general rule, orders received before 2PM EST will be processed and shipped out on the same day. Orders received after 2PM will go out the next day. If I have a problem with your order, I will contact you via E-Mail (or by Phone) and ask for clarification or a confirmation. .

How can I pay for the order?

At the present time, we are accepting payment by credit cards, personal check, or money order.

To pay by check or money order, make payable to:

John A. Tuttle
407 19th Ave
Brick, NJ
08724-2605

How much is the shipping?

The cost of shipping varies with the size of the order and the final destination but I only charge what you would pay if you used USPS Flat Rate services and took the parcel to the post office yourself. Prices quoted within this page are only valid within the contiguous 48 United States of America, Alaska, and Hawaii. For a more detailed explanation of the shipping charge -click here-. Click Here to send me an E-mail. Unless otherwise requested, all orders are sent by USPS Priority Mail/w Delivery Confirmation (US destinations).

What about Defective or Returned Goods?

If merchandise is defective, I will refund your money plus the shipping costs related to that item.

If you purchased the wrong product, it can be returned within 90 days for a refund or credit minus a 15% re-stocking fee. Also, you will not be reimbursed for the cost of return shipping. Items that are cut to a specific size/length are not returnable unless the size is deemed common or average. Examples: One foot of cloth is a normal width. Six inches of tubing is NOT returnable. Small items cut to your specifications are NOT returnable.
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This page was last revised on Aug 30, 2016 by John A. Tuttle.

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