DIYAPASON-L Digest #190 - Sunday, November 19, 2000
haskell tubes
  by "Brian  Graham" <>
gluing tip
  by "Brian  Graham" <>

(back) Subject: haskell tubes From: "Brian Graham" <> Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2000 18:11:44 -0000   Well, I got ambitious this weekend and removed all of the mid-range pipes to uncover the haskell basses and determine what was going on with the uneven speech.   I didn't really find the answer, but now the first 6 pipes are much, much cleaner. One of them had numerous sunflower seed shells in it. (Thanks to our friends the squirrels no doubt. Hopefully this happened at the organ's former home.)   Items of interest (to me anyway) were:   1) The Melodia (Haskell) basses have a block that is far below the mouth (I knew the labial reeds were like this, I didn't expect to see it in the Melodia, but now having consulted "Audsley", I guess this goes along with the inverted mouth.)   2) The pipe from the mouth down is one piece of wood with the (oval) windway carved out of the wood and apparently sealed with hide glue.   Although I didn't find a magic bullet for the slow speech, I DID find a haskell tube that I thought was lost. The hook that had held it in place at the top of the pipe had broken and allowed it to slip down into the pipe. HURRAY!!! I wasn't looking forward to replacing it.   Happy organ work!   -Brian    
(back) Subject: gluing tip From: "Brian Graham" <> Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2000 18:45:41 -0000   FYI   I've discovered that the Rival Potpourri Pot maintains approximately the correct temperature for hide glue.   For small jobs, it's mighty convenient. (and cheap)