thanks sooo much for this info. I went on line to see if they still sold these kinds of tuners. nope.
Irene, they do still sell them:
--Just be sure to get the 870BR model- the R means the buttons are rosewood. They come also with black plastic buttons which are a little cheaper- the plastic ones don't have the BR after the model number. The metal parts are silver colored, as I believe they've always been.
Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
-Strumelia proverb c.1990