Wednesday, February 7, 2018
REPAIR OF A ROLLER ORGAN PART 7
Earlier we wrote about an Autophone Concert Roller Organ we received for evaluation and repair. When it came to us, this is what we saw.
After rebuilding the pumps and reservoir, repairing the case, making the missing parts for the case, cleaning the reeds, making a new base and finally recovering and adjusting the valves, we have declared the job a success. The valve adjustment took way longer than anticipated, because the adjustment is done by bending the tabs that contact the roller pins. I assume in the factory they had gauges and fixtures to help with this. Anyway, this is what we now have.