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
MMD > Archives > March 2016 > 2016.03.04 > 04Prev  Next


Lead Tubing in Player Pianos
By John A. Tuttle

Hi All,  With regards to 'lead dust', I must admit to sharing the
same concern expressed by Bruce Grimes.  However, I've often wondered
if what we're dealing with is oxidized lead, lead oxide, or something
entirely different.  Looking through some pictures, after searching for
'lead oxide', and reading Wikipedia, it seems that lead oxide is red in
color -- or some shade of red.  The 'dust' I've encountered has always
been either white or white with a slightly greenish or bluish tint.

Since the vast majority of lead tubing that I handled was replaced 30+
years ago when players were selling like hot cakes, it seems most
likely that if my brain or internal organs were going to be adversely
effected, it would have happened by now.

So, is the dust dangerous?  I can tell you that I don't plan on eating
it to find out, but I'm also not going buy a hazmat suit "just to be
safe."  I do suppose a face mask or, in an extreme case, a respirator,
is probably all that's necessary.

Musically,
John A Tuttle
Player-Care.com
Brick, NJ, USA

 [ lead tubing
 [ http://www.mmdigest.com/Attachments/16/03/04/160304_131455_lead_t01.jpg 


(Message sent Fri 4 Mar 2016, 21:14:56 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

Key Words in Subject:  Lead, Pianos, Player, Tubing

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