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Seek Valve Stems for Double Valve Action
By Lance Reed

Hello everyone,  I am restoring an early Krakauer 65-note player
with a Standard(?) double valve action and have mislaid eight valve
stems.  Would anyone have about ten I could purchase?

The valve stems are very small in diameter -- approximately 0.080"
(smooth part) and the threaded part is 0.090" to 0.092".  The threads
are as follows: from pouch button end a scant 1/4-inch of thread,
then smooth for 7/16-inch, then threaded for 10/16-inch, then smooth.
The overall length is 1-11/16-inch.

Also, does anyone know where I could purchase a leather punch with
a small enough cut that would allow adequate grip of leather punchings
on the threaded portion of the stems not to slip?  Any help would be
much appreciated.  Thank you.

Lance Reed - Resurrection Piano Service
Johnsonville, New York

(Message sent Thu 19 Jan 2017, 15:14:22 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

Key Words in Subject:  Action, Double, Seek, Stems, Valve

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