DIYAPASON-L Digest #993 - Monday, May 3, 2004
 
Leather gaskets - pipe chest or cover?
  by "Dave Clark" <wurly153@stny.rr.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Leather gaskets - pipe chest or cover?
  by "Keith Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net>
Leather Gaskets
  by "Keith Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net>
eBay alert -- tiny Wicks under 1K
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net>
 

(back) Subject: Leather gaskets - pipe chest or cover? From: "Dave Clark" <wurly153@stny.rr.com> Date: Mon, 03 May 2004 17:47:02 -0400   The pipe organ I bought has had some questionable maintenance. The = bottom is covered with 4 plywood panels. Currently there is cork glued to = the pipe chest. Very old and brittle and in need of replacement. The = plywood covers have a one inch wide piece of felt around the perimeter. = The covers are not original. I would like to replace the cork and felt = with leather.   I am new to pipe organs but not player pianos. A cover on a player piano = would have a leather gasket on it and none on the "chest". What is the = norm for pipe organs? Should I put the leather on the cover or the pipe = chest? Should I include the felt on the cover? I don't think that's = necessary but don't know what's normal for pipe organs.   Dave        
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Leather gaskets - pipe chest or cover? From: "Keith Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net> Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 20:15:33 -0400   Dave,   I am just an amateur, so some professionals may offer some other advice. Anyway, I have several windchests in my organ. I "think" (I'll have to go downstairs to check) that my OSI windchests have cork gaskets where the bottom boards attach. This cork is tan (manilla envelop) colored. Some = of it is damaged and will have to be replaced.   A few smaller old extension chests had some kind of gasket that was almost black and was very brittle. It broke into pieces as I removed the bottom boards. I will, of course, need to replace it.   Inside my OSI chests - which happen to be pitman chests - the actual valve pouches are mounted onto a rail that is attached to the inside of the = chest. I believe that the gasket here is leather.     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dave Clark" <wurly153@stny.rr.com> To: <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 5:47 PM Subject: [Residence Organs] Leather gaskets - pipe chest or cover?     > The pipe organ I bought has had some questionable maintenance. The bottom is covered with 4 plywood panels. Currently there is cork glued to the pipe chest. Very old and brittle and in need of replacement. The plywood covers have a one inch wide piece of felt around the perimeter. = The covers are not original. I would like to replace the cork and felt with leather. > > I am new to pipe organs but not player pianos. A cover on a player = piano would have a leather gasket on it and none on the "chest". What is the norm for pipe organs? Should I put the leather on the cover or the pipe chest? Should I include the felt on the cover? I don't think that's necessary but don't know what's normal for pipe organs. > > Dave > > > > 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: Leather Gaskets From: "Keith Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net> Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 21:00:50 -0400   Sorry, the e-mail got sent as I was trying to save it for later. Anyway, = I just happened to go downstairs to help my son with a school project and I looked at my windchests.   The OSI windchests have fairly thin leather gaskets. There are a couple chests that were made by Klann. I think they were the ones that used the tan cork gasket.   The small extension chests of unknown vintage or make had the dark brittle synthetic cork gaskets. I've seen both leather and rolls of cork in the = OSI catalog for this purpose.   Hope this helps, Keith      
(back) Subject: eBay alert -- tiny Wicks under 1K From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 03 May 2004 20:15:57 -0500   Possibly interesting to those near Frankfort KY. Opening bid $750. Who's =   got a spare closet? <g>   http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=3D1&category=3D16219&item= =3D3721988928&sspagename=3DSTRK%3AMEBWA%3AIT   Item # 3721988928 if the link doesn't work.   Cheers, all --   Tim