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Behning system described

We haven't been able to find out much about this system. Below are some pictures provided by Kevin Hays who worked on the system in his Behning & Sons piano that was made in 1920. There are a few identifying features that stand out. One is the 6-bellows air motor which has three sliding valves, odd-shaped guide rails, and square vacuum ports. Another unique feature is the round flap valves on the exhauster assembly that are covered with a metal disk. Also, the metal support for the foot pedals is relatively unique. Clicking on any of the images below will reveal the full size image. NOTE: Behning is also known to have installed the ArtEcho reproducing player system in their player pianos.

Patent Numbers found on a nametag in a Behning player system.
Except for the first two, all of these patents belonged to G.P. Brand.


















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