It cannot be stressed enough here that the reeds, being the heart and soul of a reed organ, must be handled with great care. In addition to the foot treadles with 2 bellows, it has a crankshaft with 3 bellows having a large side hand crank. ALWAYS move the brush from the butt of the reed toward the tip, NEVER the other way round! Once the lower action is back in the case, the treadles are hooked up, and the exhauster springs in place, it is time to test your work. The next day, the process of wrapping the exhausters actually begins. The bearing parts can also be soaked in metal-etch, rinsed well, dried and polished on a small wire-wheel (moto-tool size works very well). The meaning of to "re-bush" should be fairly obvious. Occasionally, it may be necessary to reach in with pliers and bend the front pin slightly to move the front of a key one way or another to even up the key spacing. Get *all* of the old facing off the wood, by scraping, sanding, or the hot water treatment. Renew the gasket here with soft leather if there is any doubt about the condition of the old gasket. It is important to see that the mutes lie straight (the leathered face being the only important one). Continue until all 13 (or whatever) notes in this group are done. This makes short work of this job. All sorts of screws are still made of brass, though these are now getting expensive and difficult to find. Para todos os significados de ROS, clique em "More". Drop the keys onto their frame in order, and secure with the catch rail (just a few screws for now). A flash-light shined into each cell is a good idea: you never know what manner of detritus lurks there. Lay this piece of rubber cloth out on a flat surface, rubber-side down: use masking tape at ends and edges to hold it straight and flat. As you disassemble the thing, you will likely ask yourself (as I do, often!) Any twist or irregularity must be sanded out, and the active surface re-sized. To do this with good permanent results, the end of the sticker must be sealed (it is endgrain, and glue will soak into it very quickly) before the first dot is applied. Search; Pipe Organs. End-grain, even in hardwood, does not grip the threads of a screw the way cross-grain does: it is the multitudinous fibers of the wood intersecting the threads at a steep angle that permit the screw to work. More likely, the reservoir has major holes, especially at the folds, and. Reed organ, any keyboard instrument sounded by vibration of metal reeds under wind pressure. Put a piece of masking tape on the surface you're working on, lengthwise alongside the felt, but the requisite distance from it so that the butt of the valves can be aligned to it. Go slowly here: it is surprising how little one has to shorten a sticker to make the front of the key come into place. [*NEVER* use sand-paper on pyralin!] The punching of felt on the bottom of the key which bushes the joint with the sticker should be replaced on each key. Take great. There tend to be slight variations from hinge to hinge, so getting them back in the same spot where originally installed helps prevent problems of alignment; the clearances are surprisingly critical! French estey reed organ used . they need not be glued. Just as you change the timbre of your voice by constantly re-shaping your mouth, the cavity into which a reed speaks can have a marked effect on the final sound (along with matters having to do with the scale and shape of the reed itself, of course). Once applied, allow it to set for moment or two, then place the valve face-down on the felt, aligning the butt with the piece of tape. A weight on the cover helps hold things. But if you need a *row* of tacks, you're doing something wrong! Using the old covering which you removed earlier as a guide, along with the measurements in your notes, cut a strip of rubber cloth: remember to cut this oversize, (wider) so that at the end of application you can trim off the excess neatly. I usually apply new straps at this point, as it's easier to do with the lower action out of the case. One formula reported to me is to be avoided: the use of vinegar and salt. While shipping is free in the US via donation because of the availability of Media Mail rates, ROS is not able to furnish free shipping outside the US. Fortunately, painted sharps aren't that common, and the paint is often not original - someone did a touch-up job along the way. The glue should, for this purpose, be on the thick side. Reed Organ Society # 3823 I am still waiting to fix them with the organ builder. Lastly, "close" the reservoir where the ends of the cloth fold over, using your notes to guide you on how it was done originally. Using your marks as guides, place the strip of cloth over this glue, holding the extra out of the way temporarily with pushpins, (Note 2) and quickly work the material down into the glue with help of the stick; dampening the surface helps reduce friction. New reed bed felt is installed. It requires. There may be a couple of metal straps in front or back that have to be taken off as well. Heavy leather, woven canvas, or whatever - try to match it reasonably well; glue it using hot glue, and be sure to keep the parts in their original relationship to one another. Envelopes, dishes, ice-cube trays, cat-food cans, baby-food bottles -- all are just fine for collecting the myriad screws you will be removing. On occasion I have used chamois *backed* by a thin cow-hide. A word here about felt: really GOOD dense felt is getting hard to find. Neither I nor Archimedes was the first to screw: old Archie, however, was the first person to have a screw named after him, an honor also accorded to that idiot Phillips. (Prop it up on chunks of wood if there are too many things protruding below). The ROS means Reed Organ Society. Of "variants" there is not much to be said. Although there were many manufacturers of reed organs, Esteyâs dominance in the market was due largely to the companyâs innovations in both design and marketing. With the valves done, you can contemplate the job of cleaning the reeds, about which more in Section 9. Rip this felt out, and remove all traces of it with sparing applications of hot water, being careful not to let the water soak into the reed cells. I find it convenient to do these in batches of a dozen as an aid to keeping them in their original order. This stuff will turn to goo in twenty years or so, converting the nice neat valves into masses of goop and dirt. The flat-head screw is designed to bear on its material in a hole tapered ("countersunk") to match the head, such that when properly driven, the head of the screw is flush with the wood surface. Such a project has many pitfalls I won't address here, although the basics still apply. The 2019 International Reed Organ Society's gathering was held at our musseum last year. International Reed Organ Society. Before starting to strip the lower action further, take some time to inspect what you see carefully. This seems to result from a chemical interaction between the brass pin and some ingredient in the wood. Measure the length of a typical member of each group, and note by number how many valves have that length, and jot down a little table, which might look something like this: Notes Length, inches (cm, micropalmas, or whatever) 1-13 3.25 14-25 2.875 26-40 2.5 41-61 2.25. Once again, cabretta is excellent for mute leather. You may find a key or two where slivers of wood have been driven in sideways, to make the key a trifle thicker at the critical point: I don't recommend this, as it's too easy to split old fragile wood this way. Do your best! Nevertheless, we are now stuck with the design, so we have to live with it, and make it work again. Who it was to first conceptualize the process of joining "things" by applying Archimedes' principles has not been recorded, but the process was certainly well known by the beginning of the 16th Century, if not before. Note: Earlier actions (usually) often have the stickers coming up through a transverse guide that is part of the keybed itself. Next, take some *important* measurements! Details of how it's held in vary, but by now you should be adept at finding screws in odd places! Although many dealers aver that true antiques must be 100 years old or older, many consider the pump organ in the same category as an automobile and include them as antiques if built before the Great Depression. out, keeping them in order by arranging them on a flat board or some such. If you have a belt sander, the task is simple: hold each valve in turn against the belt, with just enough time and pressure to yield a clean surface. ], Willingness to learn. The third deadly sin (again common among builders) was to use the wrong size of pilot-hole. be devoted *just* to keyboards, especially those needing more complicated repairs. Following the high-pressure air treatment, you will want to clean up the sound board, a small area of which is exposed in front of the cell block, and much more of which is exposed behind. Outros significados de ROS Além de Sociedade de órgão Reed, ROS tem outros significados. Then trim the excess, using a *sharp* blade against a straight-edge, and taking off excess glue with a rag and hot water. This should be quite easy: if it isn't, increase the strength of the ammonia a bit. 1.1K likes. If this is all that's required, the valves can be placed back in their original positions after the cleaning described, to be held in place as before by the original springs. Note especially which strips of rubber-cloth overlap which others: this will give you a clue as to the order these parts were wrapped in. All too often this point is overlooked by builders and repairers alike. The old clap board white churches of America of 150 years ago have reed organs. The more common situation, however, is that there is a buildup of dark material along the sides and tips of the tongues (Category 2). This will assure that the hinges go back in *exactly* the same place from which they were removed. The Hammond Organ Reed Factory is a historic former factory building at 9 May Street in Worcester, Massachusetts. Some stickers were graphited, but most were simply polished, and finest (0000) steel wool does a nice job of cleaning and repolishing these. If this build-up is significant, pull each pin carefully, remove the corrosion with fine steel wool, and put the pin back in place with a *light* tap. The exceptions are the tiniest reeds in the treble octaves: the smallest dust mote can render one of these mute. Cut pieces of the new material, observing the "grain" of it, and iron it on an ironing-board so it is dead flat and without creases. The Tracker. 6-octave keyboard, 14 stops (10 speaking) in a heavy golden oak console. This works for both ivory and pyralin. Not to be confused with ADvice, something no one wants. The organ may just need a good cleaning and a few adjustments. One way to be sure a joint is "done" is to feel it with a sensitive part of your hand: if it is "cold and clammy", it is NOT ready. will do: artist's board works well. Note: Some actions - notably Mason & Hamlin - use mutes which close a boxed-in area in front of the cells; vacuum is admitted to this area when the stop is off. Leave the excess on the movable part for later. But an organ stored thus is likely to have MANY more problems than one that's been at least kept dry and free of rats, mice, moths, and wasps. You have come a long way since then! In the USA, rubber-cloth is available from Organ Supply Industries, POBox 1165, Erie PA 16512. This is usually easy to remove, to facilitate access to the reeds of the front organ. Are you considering to do the reed organ restoration yourself? the exhausters likewise. However, the frame of the reed (save the area occupied by the tongue itself) is only a "support device", and while it may please one's aesthetic sensibilities to have this all shiny and nice, the effort is not necessary, and polishing in this manner compounds your chances of doing major damage to a reed tongue "by accident". Research on reed cleaning will reveal several formulae. More often, though, you are presented with something that has accumulated masses of dirt which has fallen between the keys; some or all of the felt may have been reduced to rubble by moths; and the wires themselves are rusty and/or corroded. Keys at the extremes of the keyboard are most commonly marked, but many others may gather inscriptions over the years. Removal of this stuff facilitates reed organ repairs. Large dollops of verdigris resulting from droplets of mouse urine may require a touch with a *dry* pencil-eraser, but a very slight discoloration left behind will do no harm, and it is best to go as easily as you can, especially on the tongues themselves. Use eye protection at a minimum for this operation. But one is not always lucky! Soundboard is cleaned and clear coated. Document these on paper, and preserve them if you can. The 2019 International Reed Organ Society's gathering was held at our musseum last year. VISE: A tool without which no repair shop is complete. The Registered Agent on file for this company is Reed Organ Society, Inc. and is located at Charles Robinson, Treasurer Po Box 47, Independence, MO 64051-0047. Nowadays, there is a plethora of new kinds, most of them used for joining very specific materials, and often using special tools; of these there will be no discussion here. It is always applied in one piece, unlike ivory. Remove the key-slip (in front, below the keys), any lid, music-rack or other items that might restrict access. Attention is now turned to the "stickers", which were removed long ago and which have been kept in order. [Of course, if you were lucky at the start and all the valve facings are the same size, you will proceed from one end to the other without interruption]. These are the toughest to do and make work right. When the second cover is in place, you can return to the "tails" of the first, trimming and working them into place using your notes as a guide; a *few* strategically-placed *small* carpet tacks may help, but be careful to drive these into wood, not the flexible portion of the joint or the hinge. Find something at the fabric store that comes as close to the original as possible. If held in any other manner, follow the example that's before you. Get right down to the wood! Neither technique will work at all. Collapse a spring firmly in your hand and withdraw it. Then place the reed on the glass plate over the pot of water held *just* at boiling. This is just a sight-line to guide you. BALANCE RAIL: The portion of the key frame which carries the balance pins. If you are serious about doing a rebuild check out the Reed Organ Society website. When you stop treadling, the reservoir should open VERY slowly. You'll have all 61 notes down on their felts in no time. - is driving screws into end-grain. Lift the tip of each spring and place it *alongside* of its valve, resting on the soundboard. The bearings can be mixed with out harm, and simply collected in any handy container. If there are metal frames, these should be cleaned up with a wire brush; if they were painted, re-paint them to match the original as closely as you can. If the blade is held in pair of vice-grips, it's even easier (and safer). Remove old leather by pulling it off. You want next to take out the "upper action" in its entirety. It is boring work, so take "breathers" often, and have some good music going in the background. Watch for bubbles of air and work these out to the edge carefully. Por favor, role para baixo e clique para ver cada um deles. Harmoniums are pressure instruments, and altogether a "different breed of cat". As usual, take off squeezed-out glue with a damp rag. To do the above properly, it is necessary to remove the hinges from the mute. It is not essential that these be brightly polished, only that they be rendered smooth and free of deposited corrosion products or gunk. nice, but removes the finger goo (and often, water stains and deposits of salt) that can make a keyboard look so "crummy". When all is well, pin the excess cloth out of the way and work the joint down with the stick as before. The reed organ enjoyed a period of great popularity in North America for about a century, beginning around 1835, with thousands of instruments per year being manufactured. In my book, the same goes for reed organs. Whatever leather you use, avoid portions that have creases, warts, holes or other imperfections which might prevent a good seal of the wind-ways. Very often, though, turning the front pin (if it is oval) will take up the slack. The Tracker. Your objective will be to re-do what you see before you in a manner as close to the original as possible. Most RO actions are built up from the bottom, so one works from the top down. So, mark keys with a tab of masking tape, so you can do a series of them each time you take off the retainer. Rebend the tabs on the underside into the wood as they were originally. Depending on just how close together the two exhausters are, you will need to have some wooden "spatulas" to help you work the inner joint down. These are tricky in the extreme to re-do, so unless it is clear that the leather on the mute MUST be replaced, don't take these mutes out. Don't forget that these gluing operations are all done with hot glue! Still, they are surprisingly robust, in that they suffer the indignities of dirt and corrosion for years, but go right on speaking. It remains only to check out the rest of the lower action. Hold the reed by its butt and tap the tip of it on a hard surface with the reed tongue down: this action will cause the tongue to move away from the frame and loosen any specks lodged near the rivet. It is possible, if this joint is made with the exhauster open, to pull this joint up too tight, which makes the exhauster want to stay open: avoid this! (Don't laugh - even I have made this mistake). Add to My List Edit this Entry Rate it: (0.00 / 0 votes). Old reed bed felt is removed. So, it is moth droppings! Certified Appraiser/Valuer and Restorer of Reed Organs, Harmoniums and Celestas. Folks with wives may prevail upon same to do needle-point covers, which can be done up with a very close approximation of the original design. I usually remove the valves first, numbering them as I go. One last remark: this discussion treats of the typical reed organ, "parlor organ", or "pump organ". Including beautiful bench seat. The wave form of the sound generated without the resonator attached is a periodic train (with the frequency of reed vibration) of decaying high frequency oscillation. cannot comment on their effectiveness. [How does this fool thing work, anyway? Leave them extra-long. In its earlier form, the bent-wire stack had the wires working in individual wooden pillow-blocks screwed to the bed. He retains full and exclusive rights to both pictures and text. Whatever is used, it is *IMPERATIVE* to rinse away all traces of it. Note: Some mutes are held in place by leather and/or cloth hinges, often assisted by a small strip of tin and a couple of tiny nails. Add Organ. Whatever your choice, you will apply the glue first to the fretwork, (usually just around the edges) then (after it dries at least to "tacky" and you have stretched the new material in place) to the back side of the work so that it soaks through the fabric and joins the glue on the wood below. without those inside valves. Such instruments include the harmonium and … When all the white keys are level, raise your guide, and level the black keys. This edge of the mute that has the small excess flap of leather is tricky to trim and get right. Every screw has three basic parts: the head, the shank, and the threads. It is a practical guide for craftsmen with instructions for making new reed organs and chapters included on tuning and voicing. The use of screw-drivers with worn and rounded points is a very common cause of munging; the use of electrically-driven drivers is another cause, as these things can easily slip. Now is the time, too, to do whatever needs to be done with the treadles. Whatever you use, be sure joints between pieces of material are almost invisible: an amazing amount of wind can leak through a tiny imperfection in this gasket! Then, glue the cover in place along the fixed divider board. The instrument you have is likely to vary in some ways from what I describe here, but if you have the smarts, you can see that the basic operation of yours is the same as all of them. If you do this, scratch small marks on a leaf of each hinge, and corresponding tiny punch-marks on the mute where each hinge is screwed on. Now measure the width of the movable board, and make two more cross-wise pencil lines half that width away from the center line in each direction. FACE: The vertical part of the key that is exposed above the key slip. A popular one is an expensive solution used for cleaning brass clock parts; its principal ingredient is ammonia. ), use a small artist's brush to apply glue to the cleaned valve face. With the lower action back in the case, it's time to pay some attention to the gasket between the foundation and the upper action. ), copying faithfully the original hinging (and using hot glue, of course). Unless otherwise identified, all pictures are by the author. It is important to find a felt for this service that is close to the same thickness as the original. "Why on earth did they build it this way?" The latter, in convenient woven strips 2" wide, can be had at any place that makes awnings and such. Next, lay either #1 or #13 on top of this felt, and align the mark you made with the edge of the felt. A keyboard at this stage almost always looks rather bad, but a few hours of adjusting will put it right. ... An unrestored organ keyboard is often stained, cracked, has loose or missing ivories or sharps, and assorted problems from age, elements, and/or neglect. This helps prevent getting glue in spots where you don't want it. Fossicking amongst this accumulata may tell much about the organ's history. "I Surrender All" is a hymn that was written by Judson Wheeler Van DeVenter. The boards are often found split or broken: make new ones from lumber-core of the correct thickness. The closest modern equivalent I have found to the paper/cloth hinge material is "bookbinder's tape", available at artist supply houses. DON'T just put them in a tray and hope for the best: if that tray gets tipped, you have a major problem! Remove the back first and set it aside. Modern gadgets which simultaneously drill the shank hole, the pilot hole, and the countersink must be carefully adjusted, or the various parts of the resulting hole will not be correct. Putting a screw in a couple of times without doing this guarantees a stripped screw hole. About leather, a word a bit further on: lets get on with application of the facings first. essential. This rib-less design is the third style, and it really does not work well: I usually *add* inside ribs to this design. Toggle navigation. If you found a Stradivarius violin in your attic, no way would you put it into a museum to be drooled over by every violinist who passed by: it would be repaired, rebuilt, and used! A tiny punch-mark works, too. J Busilacchio Reed Organ. Most often, there will not be much wood there to use as a guide. Any good awning shop can sell you 2-inch wide heavy twill-tape, which works especially well. Review of Conklin Reed Organ & History Museum Reviewed November 7, 2015 The Museum is part of the Hanover-Horton Historical Society's offering to guests both local and from away. As usual, dirt and old glue are removed with hot water, aided if necessary by brushes. Of all the different types of pump organs, probably the most widely known or most popular has long been the "parlor" organ. But there are pitfalls here, too, and materials to be obtained. There are several grades (weights): the direct replacement in nearly all cases is OSI's #6340-00, 0.02" thick, single coated black rubber on 20 oz. Reed Organ Society PO Box 47, Independence, MO 64051-0047 USA . There is usually a seal strip over the hinge, though this *may* go on *after* the exhausters are covered: again, your notes will tell you how to proceed. (Mason & Hamlin was the worst offender in this regard, tending to use glue and *nails* to attach the foundation - permanently. Punchings on the coupler buttons should be replaced: many are likely to be missing. This technique may take a while, but it will always eventually loosen a screw. inner part of a vintage reed organ. This is usually a "line" of glue about an eighth of an inch wide; the old glue will usually show well enough that you can follow it as a guide. The Pipe Organ Database is the definitive compilation of information about pipe organs in North America. Remove the swell action next: usually just a few screws. (Some early organs and melodeons did not use bushings on the key pins" excessive wear on these is difficult to reverse: consult an expert). Remember to number every item and keep copious notes regarding the arrangement of any parts you remove. If you've followed me so far, you've discovered that there is a certain amount of tedium involved in bringing an old reed organ back to life. There are some museum curators who take the position that all reed organs, being more-or-less "old", should molder away in musty museums somewhere, to be played rarely (and only with permission! Oval pins may be turned slightly to take up wear of the bushing. Another way is to take electronic pictures, if you have a digital camera; these can be printed out and used later as guidance. Volume XXXIII, No. They will require touch-up tuning later, but for now, procure a fine artist's brush or badger shaving brush, and carefully brush off all loose material, moving *always* along the tongue from butt (rivet) to tip. Reed Organ Society PO Box 47, Independence, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY REED ORGAN SOCIETY! ROS abbreviation stands for Reed Organ Society. The *width* of the reservoir cover is determined by the maximum opening of it, *plus* the material glued to the divider, *plus* any material that is folded over on to the face of the reservoir (Mason & Hamlin, usually), *PLUS* some "trim" - at least half an inch. The ribs may be single piece, with a fold in their middles, or they may be separate pieces hinged together with a piece of leather. It does happen, but not often. Metal-etch cleaners based on phosphoric acid are useful here, followed by polishing with steel wool. Work this joint down well, and apply any wood strips that may have been over the cloth. 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