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Deleika Drehorgel DF 26/44
By Alfred Henneberger

To WEBMASTER@FOXTAIL.COM          11-23-97

I need help badly!

I came into possession recently of an unassembled 26/44. I have pipes and the
whole works but NO instructions whatever on assembly. I wrote to the company
in Germany several times but have received no answer. I tried both addresses
listed but to no avail. Now  I am turning to you with the hope you can help
me get  my drehorgel up and running.

The questions I asked Deleika are as follows:

   1. What is the pitch of the lowest center pipe and are they chromatic?

   2. Is the next pitch up, to the right or left of the center pipe
      facing the front of the bank of pipes?

   3. What are the tubing connections from the tracker bar to the top
      of the pipe box? There are 26 connections to be made and I need
      to know the sequences at both ends. A drawing would be most helpful.

   4. What are the connections between the bellows and the pipe box? Is
      anything connected to the 10 holes in the side of the bellows? I
      understand that the large tube is the pressure source for the pipes.

   5. On the bottom of the pipe box are 11 brass tubes and on the top
      left side are 2 similar ones. Are they connected to anything?

   6. On the top of the pipe box are 26 screws (adjusters?) What are they for?

   7. Does the tracker bar have a constant vacuum or is it pressure
      operated to open the valves tp play the pipes when the roll
      openings are over the holes?  Either vacuum or pressure, what is
      the source? The tracker bar has 26 holes.

I found your web page and found it most interesting. I did not realize
that there was an organization devoted to mechanical music instruments.

My wife and I visited Germany several years ago and went to a fantastic
mechanical music instrument museum in Bruchsal. Most of their instruments
were working and we had a most delightful time there on a personal guided
tour in  English. An amazing place. Being there whetted my appetite to
try it myself and I did find this unassembled drehorgel and now I am most
anxious to hear it play. There are many towns in Germany that have street
players with drehorgels and I loved to just stand and listen.

I hope that your organization can help me in my quest.

Thank you so very much.

Alfred A. Henneberger in Maryland

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