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Three-tier, double valve action with horizontal valves which altogether is very similar to the "Standard" action. The big difference was the valve plate inside. Instead of being metal, was a 1-1/2" diameter fibre washer with a wooden crossbar for guiding valve stem, screwed over it. Valves were leather, felt, and fibre washer secured with force-fit collars. Beckwith player actions were found only in Beckwith pianos. Beckwith was sold exclusively by Sears, Roebuck & Co., but this brand did not exclusively use the Beckwith player action. Many other player actions were used: Standard, Simplex, Lester. Starr, and Strauch Bros. This willingness to switch in order to be fiercely competitive, resulted in selling 40,000 Beckwith players during a ten year period. The piano itself, was better than average.
407 19th Ave, Brick, NJ, 08724
Phone Number 732-840-8787