Steve Dibble
Pianola Restoration.



Another Kastner below:

Detail pictures of the cast aluminium valves a feature that German makers of the time seemed to favour.

Tracking pneumatics and Pitch Transposing control.

The pitch transposer back  view, this one is different again.

The old pneumatics are well passed their ‘use by’


I think these pressings were prone to leaking judging by the blobs of  solder dotted around the corners.

The original lead tubing is still in good condition though tricky to take apart without damage.


Kastner 65 / 88 note
after complete restoration and repolishing.