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Attaching Pneumatics with Adhesive Tape
By Vic Searle

I'm glad to see some reaction to my use of double-sided tape for
attaching pneumatics.  Just for fun, I went down to the Mitsukoshi
department store where I used to maintain the Wurlitzer.

When I rebuilt it in 1985, I added a player mechanism contrived for
a 165 band organ roll and wired it into the junction board of the
organ.  I checked the pneumatics, and they are in perfect shape, even
having been formed from yellow Polylon.  They are all air-tight and
firmly stuck on, but will come off with a little force.

They must have operated millions of times because the organ is played
by the roll machine three times a day, seven days a week, for 20+ years
now.  Now that's longevity for you!

Vic Searle, Tokyo

(Message sent Sun 12 Mar 2006, 13:56:22 GMT, from time zone GMT+0900.)

Key Words in Subject:  Adhesive, Attaching, Pneumatics, Tape

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