DIYAPASON-L Digest #116 - Thursday, June 22, 2000
 
Spencer Manual
  by "james turner" <JTTUNER@webtv.net>
Re: Chimes
  by "Dave McClellan" <drmc@speedfactory.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Re: Chimes Capacitors!
  by "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu>
RE: [Residence Organs]  Re: Chimes Capacitors!
  by "Louis Huivenaar" <louis.huivenaar@wxs.nl>
[Residence Organs]   tuning reeds
  by <msschnel@us.ibm.com>
 

(back) Subject: Spencer Manual From: "james turner" <JTTUNER@webtv.net> Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 01:12:33 -0500 (EST)   Sorry, I forgot to include my mailing address for the Spencer Manuals.   Jim Turner Piano & Organ Shop 125 W. S. B. St., Gas City, IN 46933    
(back) Subject: Re: Chimes From: "Dave McClellan" <drmc@speedfactory.net> Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 06:03:11 -0400   New replacements for vintage high voltage capacitors can be obtained from the friendly folks at Antique Electronic Supply at http://www.tubesandmore.com/ The closest replacement would be 0.022mfd at 630 volts polyester (very cheap). They may reduce radiated RF = interference to some extent, and possibly even sparking.   My chimes set run on about 24 volts AC. I use a Syndyne AC chime relay board (vary reasonably priced) and a home-brew chime transformer with taps for volume control (5 taps). That way I can play the chimes from the = organ keyboard through the relay rather than the original (hopelessly burned) contact strip which was located under the Great manual.   Dave ------------------------------------ Subject: Chimes From: "james turner" <JTTUNER@webtv.net> Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2000 12:07:02 -0500 (EST)   <snip>   Also, on my chime keyboard, there is a paper capacitor for each note (.02, 600V). What is the function of these capacitors? Do they need to be changed? I can't seem to find these capacitors new anywhere.   Thanks,   Jim Turner      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re: Chimes Capacitors! From: "John Vanderlee" <jovanderlee@vassar.edu> Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 08:33:01 -0500   >Thanks Al and to the others who answered my question about Chimes. > >I have about 12 , 1927 Spencer Blower Manuals left and there will be no >more. I have been selling them for $20.00, but the last 12 I will let >go for $10.00 if anyone wants a copy. They have a great deal of good >infomation about Spencers. > >Jim Turner   If this is the same, of which a copy can be down loaded from the Theatre Organ Site, I want one! What do I do next?   John V      
(back) Subject: RE: [Residence Organs] Re: Chimes Capacitors! From: "Louis Huivenaar" <louis.huivenaar@wxs.nl> Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 22:56:37 +0200   Hello James, can you send me an example.   greetings,   Louis Huivenaar Netherlands Harmonium and Reedorgan restorer Appraiser under Oath for Harmoniums and Reedorgans in Europe +31 75 684 4858 ( Tel/Fax Factory) +31 75 684 6552 ( Privat) +31 653 117 697 ( Mobil) Website: www.harmoniums.com   -----Oorspronkelijk bericht----- Van: DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org [mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org]Namens = james turner Verzonden: donderdag 22 juni 2000 6:18 Aan: Residence Organ List Onderwerp: Re: [Residence Organs] Re: Chimes Capacitors!   Thanks Al and to the others who answered my question about Chimes.   I have about 12 , 1927 Spencer Blower Manuals left and there will be no more. I have been selling them for $20.00, but the last 12 I will let go for $10.00 if anyone wants a copy. They have a great deal of good infomation about Spencers.   Jim Turner     DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own Residence Pipe Organs. HOMEPAGE : http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org List: mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org Administration: mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org    
(back) Subject: [Residence Organs] tuning reeds From: <msschnel@us.ibm.com> Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 16:44:07 -0500         Al Sefl wrote: "Only when the reed is off do you start with the wire. Shading the pipe and other tricks determine this"   Mr. Sefl, Could you expand a bit on the "shading" and "other tricks" you use when tuning? Can you also use some of these techniques when voicing a pipe or diagnosing what needs to be done to get a pipe to speak better? I realize I may be talking apples and = oranges, but this whole subject has me interested. Thanks in advance. Mike Schnell