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Spencer Turbine Blower
By Richard Schneider

Vicki Webb wrote:

> Hi All,  I am posting this in the hopes that someone may know
> the whereabouts of a 10 horsepower, 220v 3-phase Spencer blower.

You'll need to know a bit more about the blower you're wanting to
replace other than just the horsepower!  There are differences in
specifications of the static pressure that can be generated by a blower
of this size.  There should be a nameplate on the blower housing.  The
diameter of the housing, referred to as the "drum", is important also!

You'll probably have your best success posting a want ad on Jerrell
Kautz's Theatreorgans page; the URL is
From the main menu, you should be able to find the link to get to
the classifieds ad.  There's no charge for this.

Wish I could help you out, but the largest Spencer I have in my
inventory is 7.5 HP!

> If someone knows of a blower, I would purchase it and loan it
> to the theatre until theirs is fixed.

What are you going to do with it afterward??

Be warned, however: these large blowers do NOT come cheap!  It also
takes some heavy rigging movers to get them dismantled and then

While you're there, you could visit my Web-Page also!  The URL is

Good Luck!


Richard Schneider, President
Schneider Pipe Organs, Inc.
Kenney, IL 61749-0137

 [ The blower will eventually be used with a large organ which Vicki
 [ is assembling now, but she is giving priority to helping repair
 [ the incapacitated organ at Old Town Music Hall.   -- Robbie

(Message sent Mon 30 Aug 1999, 13:57:04 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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