hosted on condor3913
 Mechanical Music Digest  Archives
You Are Not Logged In Login/Get New Account
Please Log In. Accounts are free!
Logged In users are granted additional features including a more current version of the Archives and a simplified process for submitting articles.
Home Archives Calendar Gallery Store Links Info

Announcement: Outbound Mail Delivery Broken

We are having a problem with our mail service provider. Inbound mail is working but outbound mail -- specifically for mailing the Digest -- is not working and we know it. Sorry!!! Please bear with us. In the meantime, I will endeavor to keep the MMD website up-to-date with updates DAILY.

Please visit the MMD Archives! Thank you -- Jody

MMD > Archives > November 2007 > 2007.11.10 > 03Prev  Next


Rebuilding Welte-Mignon T-100 Vorsetzer
By Randolph Herr

I have a never-restored Red Welte Vorsetzer in very excellent condition,
but the cloth on all the pneumatics has dried out and must be replaced.
A job that is even bigger than re-covering the pneumatics is the work on
the valve system.  All these valves and pouches have been sealed in the
mechanism for the past 100 years, so they are not exposed to circulating
air that will age the leather.

Does anyone who has had experience with German Welte mechanisms think
that it is possible that the valves are still usable, and only the
pneumatic cloth needs to be replaced?  Obviously, the air tightness of
the leather can be tested before the mechanism is totally disassembled.
Any suggestions on how to proceed?

Randolph Herr


(Message sent Sat 10 Nov 2007, 18:12:59 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  Rebuilding, T-100, Vorsetzer, Welte-Mignon

Home    Archives    Calendar    Gallery    Store    Links    Info   


Enter text below to search the MMD Website with Google



CONTACT FORM: Click HERE to write to the editor, or to post a message about Mechanical Musical Instruments to the MMD

Unless otherwise noted, all opinions are those of the individual authors and may not represent those of the editors. Compilation copyright 1995-2022 by Jody Kravitz.

Please read our Republication Policy before copying information from or creating links to this web site.

Click HERE to contact the webmaster regarding problems with the website.

Please support publication of the MMD by donating online

Pay via PayPal

No PayPal account required

                                     
Translate This Page