Dear Group, please help: A person or persons unknown have relieved
my 1920's Bursens Arburo of its rank of jazz flute pipes. :(
These pipes are the most valuable rank in the instrument. They look
like any other stopped flue pipe with this notable exception: there is
a small lead pipe behind the toe that inflates a leather pouch on the
back of each pipe. This pouch lifts a metal spring that has a leather
seal to cover a hole drilled in back of each pipe thereby achieving an
odd "warbling bird" effect. There are twenty some pipes in the rank,
the largest at a little over a foot tall.
Any information will be treated as confidential; I do not care how or
who "liberated" my "warbling birds," I just want them back, no questions
asked. If anyone has any leads for me please email <email@example.com>
or call me at 253 582 8961.
Eric J. Shoemaker