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The *driving gears* are brass gears mounted on the main drive shaft of the ToneGenerator. The driving gears* are connected to the drive shaft through resilient CoilSprings to dampen the irregularities in the gears. There are twenty four *driving gears, one for each pair of ?DrivenGears. It is the integer GearRatio between the driven and driving gears which generate a very close approximation to the equal tempered scale.

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