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Wurlitzer Variable-Speed Roll Mechanism
By Fritz Gellerman

All the expertise demonstrated in the discussion of Delrin leads me
to ask if anyone has come up with a better material than the leather
washer used in the variable speed drive on the Wurlitzer roll
mechanism.

Mine wears out too fast and produces a lot of leather "dust" which gets
into the valves.  I make them from shoe sole leather on the advice of
none other than Mike Kitner -- may he enjoy a rapid and complete
recovery.

I have a piece of Teflon, but suppose that it is too hard and too
slippery for the application.  Authenticity is great, but I would be
happy to make a small compromise in this case.  Maybe Neoprene about
the consistency of an automobile tire?

Fritz Gellerman


(Message sent Fri 20 Mar 1998, 15:35:29 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  Mechanism, Roll, Variable-Speed, Wurlitzer

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