Mechanical Music Digest  Gallery
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 > Gallery > Pictures > tuttle02

Spring Fundraising Drive In Progress. Please visit our home page to see this and other announcements:     Thank you. --Jody

Steamboat Pump
Rebuilding Duo-Art Steamboat Pump
by John A. Tuttle (000927 MMDigest)

I recently replace the 'leather' on the followers of a Duo-Art steamboat pump.  I used thick Cabretta leather.  The real 'trick' to getting the leather to stay on the follower was to cut it at an odd angle.  It's too difficult to explain in words so I created a small diagram (see attached image file).

To prevent the tapered edges from lifting, I used a tiny tack (1/8" in length) and knocked it in far enough that it was below the level of the leather.  It did not 'tick'.  (Naturally, the leather was glued to the follower with hot hide glue, shiny side out.)

Then I coated the leather with dry graphite.  The end result was very quiet.


John A. Tuttle

Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 18:48:07 -0400


27 September 2000

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 1995-2024 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

Please Support Publication of the MMD with your Generous Donation

Pay via PayPal

No PayPal account required

Translate This Page