Player-Care is owned and operated by me, John Tuttle. I do my utmost to utilize Time in a cost-effective and profitable manner. In order to help achieve that goal, I continue to post new web pages. However, since I do not buy, sell, trade, barter, or list used instruments, I am not a good source for determining the retail or fair-market value of musical instruments. So please don't ask me. Also, I am not an historian per se. Generally, the research I do is confined to technical matters that relate or pertain to the workings of player piano mechanisms. There are numerous other individuals who concern themselves with the history of piano companies, the preservation of music rolls, and the archiving of data related to all types of mechanical musical instruments.
Most of the people who have contacted Player-Care realize that I am happy to help those who make some effort to help themselves, and that I will gladly point people in the right direction. However, I make my living servicing, repairing and rebuilding player pianos, and that takes up most of my time. Internet exposure has increased my work load and I am currently backlogged two years for major restoration work. (I can usually get to small jobs within two months.) So, please don't be offended if my reply to a question is short and to the point.
That said, I request that you make some attempt to read through the numerous pages (search page) I have already spent the last twelve years creating BEFORE you write or call me. Check out the Frequently Asked Questions web page first. Most questions are answered somewhere within the 450+ web pages at Player-Care. Please consider the value of my time and Search the Site thoroughly before asking a question. For questions requiring research or technical assistance, use my Consulting Service.
Lastly, due to circumstances beyond my control, I might not receive email sent to 'John A Tuttle'. If you send an email and it comes back "Undeliverable" or you do not receive a reply within 36 hours, please either call me at 1-732-840-8787 or go to the following web page and use the alternate email address found there: http://www.player-care.com/alert2.html.
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