Mechanical Music Digest  Archives
You Are Not Logged In Login/Get New Account
Please Log In. Accounts are free!
Logged In users are granted additional features including a more current version of the Archives and a simplified process for submitting articles.
Home Archives Calendar Gallery Store Links Info
MMD > Archives > June 1996 > 1996.06.06 > 04Prev  Next

Re: Folding Bellows
By Matthew Caulfield

I think I know which of the two ways of folding bellows Craig means by "flat end fold," though I would be hard pressed to explain the two types of fold to the person who inquired about bellows folding on yesterday's list. And I never use the flat fold either, though not for any reason other than it is so uncommonly found that it doesn't look "correct." Therefore Craig's reasons for avoiding it for practical reasons rather than for purely esthetic reasons were very interesting.

My question is, though: Isn't there the same degree of mechanical wear in bellows folded the traditional way, albeit in different spots?

I enjoy Craig's posts (usually) because they always contain useful tips or food for thought.

Another question to Craig: do you avoid a hard crease in covering bellows and other pneumatic motors, as is recommended in the literature, on the theory that a crease concentrates the wear and leads to premature failure of the motor along the crease line?

(Message sent Thu 6 Jun 1996, 15:15:10 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  Bellows, Folding

Home    Archives    Calendar    Gallery    Store    Links    Info   

Enter text below to search the MMD Website with Google

CONTACT FORM: Click HERE to write to the editor, or to post a message about Mechanical Musical Instruments to the MMD

Unless otherwise noted, all opinions are those of the individual authors and may not represent those of the editors. Compilation copyright 1995-2019 by Jody Kravitz.

Please read our Republication Policy before copying information from or creating links to this web site.

Click HERE to contact the webmaster regarding problems with the website.

Please support publication of the MMD by donating online

Pay via PayPal

No PayPal account required

Translate This Page

. .