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Zephyr Skin
By D. L. Bullock

Bernt Damm wrote from So. Africa:

> I have two player pianos in my workshop which require a new set of
> so-called 'pillow pouches' used mainly in German players and made of
> zephir skin.  I have imported 10 of these skins from a company in
> Kansas USA and I have manufactured a whole set of 160 pouches so far.

I repeat that Zephyr skin can no longer be trusted.  However, pouch
leather, AEolus cloth, pneumatic cloth, or the dreaded "Polylon" are
the only things that will work nowadays.

I would love to find a supplier of good quality zephyr, as the original
animal skin was great stuff.  I no longer trust the quality of that
certain Kansas USA company, and I would suggest you return the sorry
quality zephyr to the supplier with a nasty letter, as I often do.
I hope someday someone will find a good supplier.

Perhaps the Aussies will come up with something, as they have for high
quality cloths and leathers.

D. L. Bullock   Piano World St. Louis

(Message sent Sat 26 Jul 1997, 04:12:58 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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