I'm re-posting this from the reed organ mailing list. To help, contact
Gregory, not me. -- Robert
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From: email@example.com (Tom Gregory)
To: ROS@mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk (Reed Organ Society)
Greetings from the Mid-West USA: ... I have always had an interest
reed organs and self playing instruments. [snip] I have also, as a
hobby, restored several player pianos and Ampico reproducers.
A few weeks ago I was given a French Mustel (Paris) harmonium w/player
unit and 70+ rolls. I have never worked on an instrument which uses
pressure instead of vacuum. This instrument has two motors: one to
supply the pressure to the reed banks and the other (a small
squirrel-cage engine) to supply vacuum for the player.
Are there any printed materials available for restoration/service of an
instrument such as this? If there are, I would be grateful for any
information [you] may have.
Thanks for your time and advice.
Tom Gregory, Waukesha, WI USA