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Reed Tongue Construction
By Randy

All of the lead weights I have seen attached to the usual reeds in pipe
organs were seemingly glued on with a dark colored adhesive of some
kind.  Over the years the glue looks like it would become brittle and
there would be a lead weight in the boot that fell off.

Maybe in theatre organs or for higher pressures they did something
different, but I have seen sets of Austin pipes, both new and repaired,
as well as other makers, all having the lead glued on, not soldered on.

Randy


(Message sent Thu 10 Aug 2000, 06:50:41 GMT, from time zone GMT.)

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