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Leather for Rotary Vacuum Pumps
By Mark Reinhart

I, too, switched to leather a good number of years ago after a pump
I recovered in cloth had holes in the corners within one year!  I have
recovered [with leather] four Welte rotary box pumps, an Art Echo and
Duo-Art pump and all are still performing well with no holes.  I
recently re-inspected the pump on my Steinway Welte and there was no
sign of wear at all.  This pump was recovered about eight years ago.

I used leather from Columbia Organ Leather and have been very happy
with the performance. I did seal the leather but it is otherwise as

Mark Reinhart
Charles Town, West Virginia

(Message sent Mon 7 May 2001, 13:10:30 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Leather, Pumps, Rotary, Vacuum

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