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Instruments of beautiful tone quality and fine craftsmanship manufactured by the Wilfred Piano Co., 156th St. and Whitlock Ave., New York. The company consists of H. C. Frederici, Wm. S. Heslop and Jacob Skubis, all experts in the various departments of fine piano manufacture. The industry was established in 1913 and has grown steadily. The player-piano actions are manufactured in the company's factory as are also the piano cases. Wilfred pianos and player-pianos are the products of skilled artisans, and the members of the company take personal pride in the creations of their energies.

Major identifying features of the system are shown in the pictures below. As for information is found, it will be added to this page.

The only Technical Information we've found about this player system is a patent that was issued to Jacob Skubis in 1909. Click Here. Also, Wilfred might have had some affiliation with the Beckwich company as evidenced by the unique striker pneumatic fingers and the two-tier stack.

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Since "Player-Care" is an internet business, I prefer that we correspond via E-Mail (click here to fill out the 'Request Form'). However, if I'm not in the middle of some other activity, you can reach me at 732-840-8787. But please understand that during the hours from 8AM-5PM EST (Mon-Sat), I'm generally quite busy. So, I probably won't answer the phone. If you get the answering machine, please leave a detailed message stating the reason for your call. Also, repeat your name and phone number clearly and distinctly. By necessity, I prioritize everything in my life. And, if you call and just leave your name and number, and ask me to call you back, it might be a day or two before I return your call. Why? Because I don't know why you want me to call and I might not be prepared to assist you in an effective and efficient manner. If you leave me an E-Mail address (which I prefer), spell it out phonetically. The more you do to help me, the more I can help you in return. Don't rush. You have four minutes to record your message.

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407 19th Ave, Brick, NJ, 08724
Phone Number 732-840-8787
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