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Orchestrelle, Index
Rebuilding the Æolian Orchestrelle
58-Note Player Reed Organ, 1912 Model "W"
by Richard Vance
Copyright © 2003 by Richard Z. Vance and MMD
Rev. E, 4 April 2003
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Chapter 1    - Introduction
Chapter 2.1 - The Stop Action Side Chest; Introduction
Chapter 2.2 - Preparing the Stop Action Side Chest
Chapter 2.3 - Replacing the Stop Chest Self Energizing Gaskets
Chapter 2.4 - Recovering the Stop Chest Pulldowns
Chapter 2.5 - Releathering the Stop Action Pallets
Chapter 2.6 - Making and Installing the Winchester Vent Pallets
Chapter 2.7.- Rebuilding the Primary Valve Blocks
Chapter 2.8 - Assembly and Testing the Stop Action
Chapter 3    - Making and Installing the Flap Valves
Chapter 4.1 - The Wind Supply; Introduction
Chapter 4.2 - Repair and Reconstruction of the Framework and Boards.
Chapter 4.3 - Making and Installing the Bellows Hinges.
Chapter 4.4 - Testing the Bellows Cloth
Chapter 4.5 - Recovering the Reservoir
Chapter 4.6 - Preparing the Feeder Cloth
Chapter 4.7 - Recovering the Feeders
Chapter 4.8 - Assembly and Test of the Lower Unit
Chapter 5.1 - The Bass Chest, Introduction
Chapter 5.2 - The Bass Stop-action Box
Chapter 5.3 -The Bass Pallets and Pulldown Pouches
Chapter 5.4 - The "Tertiary" Valves, and Final Test
Chapter 6 - Assembling the Lower Units
Chapter 7 - The Flat Hook as a Gasket Clamp
Chapter 8.1 - The Tempo Regulator, Introduction
Chapter 8.2 - Recovering The Tempo Regulator
Chapter 8.3 - Assembling and Testing The Tempo Regulator
Chapter 9.1 - The Roll Motor, Introduction and Preparation
Chapter 9.2 - The Roll Motor Pneumatic Hinges
Chapter 9.3 - Recovering The Roll Motor
Chapter 9.4 - Preparing The Roll Motor Machinery
Chapter 9.5 - Assembling and Testing The Roll Motor
Chapter 10 - The Keybed
Chapter 11 - The Trapwork on the Keybed
Chapter 12.1 - Cleaning and Assembling the Keyboard
Chapter 12.2 - Regulating the Keyboard
Chapter 13.1 - Fixing the Touch Box
Chapter 13.2 - Releathering and Testing the Touchbox
Chapter 14.1 - The Stopboard, Introduction and Rebuilding
Chapter 14.2 - Trimming The Stopboard
Chapter 14.3 - The Stopboard Pallets
Chapter 14.4 - Installing the Stopboard
Chapter 15.1 - The Spoolbox
Chapter 15.2 - The Spoolbox Tracker Bar Cover
Chapter 16 - The Roll Drive and Transmission
Chapter 17.1 - The Primary Pouchboard
Chapter 17.2 - The Primary Valves
Chapter 17.3 - Assembling and Testing the Primary - Revised April 2003
Chapter 18.1 - The Secondary Valves; Introduction
Chapter 18.2 - The Secondary Pouchboard
Chapter 18.3 - The Secondary Pouch Cups
Chapter 18.4 - The Secondary Valves
Chapter 18.5 - Assembling the Secondary
Chapter 18.6 - Testing the Secondary
Chapter 19.1 - Preparing the Windchests, Introduction
Chapter 19.2 - Preparing the Rank Pouchboards
Chapter 19.3 - Preparing the Rank Alternate Pouchwell Blocks
Chapter 19.4 - Preparing the Pallets
Chapter 19.5 - Preparing the Rank Pouches
Chapter 19.6 - Making the Link-Wire Staples
Chapter 20.1 - The Blower, Introduction
Chapter 20.2 - The Blower; Regulator Details
Chapter 20.3 - The Blower; Regulator Bellows
Chapter 21.1 - Introduction
Chapter 21.2 - Gluing the pouches
Chapter 21.3 - Testing the pouches
Chapter 21.4 - Chest assembly
Chapter 21.5 - The pallet tiewires
Chapter 21.6 - Functional test
Chapter 22.1 - The Violin Rank Celest Mutes
Chapter 22.2 - The Violin Rank Muting Shutters
Chapter 23.1 - Reworking the Vox Humana Rotating Shutter
Chapter 23.2 - Reworking the Vox Humana Turbine
Chapter 23.3 - Assembling and Testing the Vox Humana
Chapter 24.1 - Preparing the Swell Box Parts
Chapter 24.2 - Assembling the Swell Shutter
Chapter 25 - Final Installation of the Spoolbox
Chapter 26.1 - Making the New Tempo Slide Valve
Chapter 26.2 - Installing and Calibrating the Tempo Valve
Chapter 27 - Final Revision and Adjustment of the Primary Valves

Muted Strings Muted Strings
Aeolian Harp Aeolian Harp
Viola Violin
French Horn French Horn
Orchestral Flute Orchestral Flute
Flute Piccolo
Oboe Oboe
Trombone Trumpet
Contra Bass
Double Bass


06 August 2000

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