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Ironing Bellows Cloth
By Kevin McElhone

> Rubber became useful after the invention of the vulcanisation
> process by Mr. Goodyear in 1939.  Before that all bellows were
> made from leather.

The date mentioned as 1939 is clearly wrong.  I have an early
1887 Victolian 46-note organ, made by American Orguinette Company,
pre-Aeolian, which still plays on it's original rubber cloth
(patched at the corners).

Kevin McElhone, Northants, UK

(Message sent Wed 7 Apr 2004, 06:22:37 GMT, from time zone GMT+0100.)

Key Words in Subject:  Bellows, Cloth, Ironing

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