DIYAPASON-L Digest #696 - Monday, December 2, 2002
 
Maas Rowe Chimes
  by "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Maas Rowe Chimes
  by "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu>
Maas Rowe Chimes
  by "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net>
 

(back) Subject: Maas Rowe Chimes From: "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 08:28:42 -0600   John Haskey wrote: > Is it feasible to refinish the chime tubes? Whatever they are coated in > has started to flake off in spots and storage has not been kind to = them.B   It can be done. Basically, the finish is a clear metal lacquer. It can be cleaned off with aircraft coating remover (available at auto body supply stores) and then the brass re-polished with a buffing wheel. Then the residue from buffing has to be cleaned off with "Prep-Sol", an automotive cleaner used prior to painting, and then the tubes can be sprayed with a clearcoat. It doesn't seem to affect their sound! > My first message on the topic stated that I am missing one of the = dampers > and am also seeking info on how to hook them up (electrically).   Chimes are usually AC operated (24 volts) and have a special transformer; usually with several different "taps", which are chosen by means of 5 position control switch, in order to adjust the volume of the chimes. either a separate keyboard, separate key contacts or a solid state relay for chimes is employed, along with a drawknob for stop action. Sometimes, the drawknob is omitted and the chimes volume switch is omitted completely, although this means it cannot be programmed onto the Combination Action. That's a disadvantage of the separate keyboard also. > I found a reference to Maas-Rowe on the internet. Perhaps someone has > taken over the name.   I don't think so. We have a few odd solenoids lying around, and can certainly replicate the felt dampers if you can send us a sample. > Thanks for the additional info and tips on cleaning the damper = mechanism.   You're welcome!   -- Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Pipe Organ Builders 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX mailto:arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL mailto:arp@starband.net SHOP SATELLITE EMAIL mailto:arpschneider@starband.net HOME OFFICE EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com WEB PAGE URL    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Maas Rowe Chimes From: "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu> Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 13:18:38 -0500   At 08:28 AM 12/2/2002 -0600, you wrote:   > > I found a reference to Maas-Rowe on the internet. Perhaps someone has > > taken over the name.   I checked the following web sight and it certainly appears like the same company. It says they were founded in 1922.   http://www.maasrowe.com   Eric    
(back) Subject: Maas Rowe Chimes From: "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 14:54:18 -0600   Eric Sagmuller wrote: > I checked the following web sight and it certainly appears like the same > company. It says they were founded in 1922. > http://www.maasrowe.com   I found this link also, but what I noticed is that there isn't any reference to tubular bells, only carillons, electronics (bong-a trons) and tower clocks.   I was going to write and see if they offer any parts for chime repairs.   Faithfully, -- Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Pipe Organ Builders 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX mailto:arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL mailto:arp@starband.net SHOP SATELLITE EMAIL mailto:arpschneider@starband.net HOME OFFICE EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com WEB PAGE URL