Lead Powder in Old Player Pianos
By Donald Cochrane
I am in the final phase of my Knabe grand restoration. I ran into
the same problem with the lead elbows. I was unlucky enough to be
under the elbows when I found out what was inside...
I was under the piano taking the original tubing apart when I was
doused with a large amount of grayish-black powder. Fortunately,
I had my glasses on, otherwise it would have dumped right into my
eyes. As it was, it looked as if I had done a minstrel show.
The books don't warn you of this and this is my first ground up
restoration. I'm sure I inhaled enough not to be good.
Merry Christmas to you all,
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