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Plastic Spool Flanges
for Music Rolls

I have read with interest previous postings [asking] about the availability of plastic flanges for music rolls. One post indicated that someone across the pond needed literally "hundreds" of such items.

When I purchased the assets of the Tonnesen's Custom Music Rolls I also purchased the "tooling" or molds for manufacturing three sizes of music roll flanges. The small ones are about the same size as the regular QRS flanges for standard length rolls. Medium flanges would be the size of the QRS extended play rolls. I also have the tooling for Ampico "Jumbo" roll flanges.

What I have done for others in the past is put them in touch with the firm that actually makes the flanges. They are quoted a price for each piece and I then give permission to use my tooling. No permission, no product. It is that simple!

I would be willing to cooperate with anyone wanting to have flanges made. A recent customer lives in England and was coming to the United States on business. He simply brought some empty cases with him and carried them home that way. The flanges were made and all arrangements were between the him and the manufacturer. I simply sent an email giving permission to use my tooling. There was no mark-up built into the price for me -- that's too much of a problem, as far as I am concerned.

If someone out there wants to have a large number of flanges made and then act as a reseller, be my guest. The more of the product ordered, the less expensive they are. The freight will cost a lot because 1,000 pieces per carton has considerable weight. Economically speaking, any order for less than 500 pair (1,000) pieces would not be very cost effective.

Please wait until after the 5th of January 2015 to send your questions or needs. I will be unavailable until then.

All best from San Antonio, Texas -- "The Alamo City"

Ed Gaida - Preserving music in paper one hole at a time.

From: hutweb@tranquility.net.geentroep (Tom Hutchinson)
To: Mechanical Music Digest ,
Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2014 10:19:27 -0800 (PST)

Subject: Plastic Spool Flanges for Music Rolls

Hello MMD, There have been lately several inquiries on MMD about roll flanges. When I purchased the Paul Stelzner collection it came with a large quantity of flanges. These flanges may be seen on my eBay site, user name 9653819.

The flanges come in three sizes and two colors. The prices shown are a low retail based on other suppliers prices. However, if a buyer desires larger quantities, we can offer lower prices.

Merry Christmas to all,

Tom Hutchinson
Sturgeon, Missouri

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