Hi All. I am in Sydney, Australia, and have been told on a few
occasions that kangaroo skin leather is excellent for player piano
rebuilds. I do not know if this is overzealous nationalism or
there is truth in it.
If so, for what parts in particular and is it available in a grade
that is suitable? Hop in with an opinion.
[ MMDigest articles about leather in pneumatics are indexed at
[ Leather is a material created through the tanning of hides and
[ skins of animals. Leather for pneumatic devices (as in organs
[ and player pianos) must be airtight and possess exceptional
[ longevity. Contemporary and traditional leather tanning methods
[ are described at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leather
[ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanning
[ An Australian supplier of leather to the trade world-wide is
[ The Orchestrelle Co. Pty. Ltd.
[ Mr. Rick Alabaster, proprietor
[ 15 Olinda Street, Glen Waverley,
[ Melbourne, Victoria 3150, Australia
[ tel.: +613 9763 3999
[ fax: +613 9560 5926
[ email: firstname.lastname@example.org
[ [delete ".geentroep" to reply]
[ This business was formerly called Felix Trading Company.
[ -- Robbie