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STANDARD ACTION
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The total production run, spanning twenty years, was made without any major changes in the player unit. Some of the later ones did eliminate the primary valves; in this case, there was a different type of bottom pump assembly having one reservoir across the two pumps instead of one at either side. An "S" monogram was displayed on the pump pedal mats. The patented "double-hole" tracking system is an easy identification (see below). It was also used by Autopiano and Kimball, but with the vertical, spaced tracking pneumatics {see 8 and 9). For purpose of identification, see illustration of tracking pneumatic below, which was used only on Standard actions. Another component that is common to all Standard actions is the five-point air motor with the sliding valves pointing forward.

The Standard action was by far the most common player action ever produced. Nearly 50% of all player piano makers installed the Standard action at some time during their production run. For more information about the Standard Player Action Company, the Autopiano Co, and the Auto Pneumatic Action Co., click here.

Standard Tracker
The Tracker Device is always positioned on the left side of the Spool Box.
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