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The Pie-Anna!

Damper Replacement.


4 April 2007, Part 2

1918 Hobart M. Cable Piano
Each treble/tenor damper lever was numbered, and so was a corresponding new damper felt.

1918 Hobart M. Cable Piano
Spurlock's damper "Miter Box"

1918 Hobart M. Cable Piano
New felt placed into slot in Miter Box, with damper head placed to get correct size...

1918 Hobart M. Cable Piano
Cut! Then the new felts were set aside...

1918 Hobart M. Cable Piano
View of all damper levers reinstalled. As the bass monochords
& bichords are all the same size, no need to number them.

1918 Hobart M. Cable Piano
Action back in the piano. Note no felts on damper heads and shiny new brass plated nut!

1918 Hobart M. Cable Piano
Application of hide glue to new damper felt.

Hobart M. Cable Piano
Slide it into position!

Hobart M. Cable Piano
Press on damper head to compress glue for good joint.

1918 Hobart M. Cable Piano
Sometimes its necessary to do fine adjustments with a little
screwdriver particularly with the tenor/treble trichord felts.

1918 Hobart M. Cable Piano
Numbered trichord felts laid out in order on the (closed) fallboard.
A bit dusty from the new felt!

1918 Hobart M. Cable Piano
All bass monochord and bichord felts installed...

1918 Hobart M. Cable Piano
And all the tenor/treble trichords are done!

This part of the job was WAY faster than the disassembly, inspect, remove old felts, number heads, and reinstallation of the levers. Good ol' hide glue and a bit of care to make sure the new felts are lined up correctly is all it takes. Wait 24 hours before trying to play!

Do be sure to number everything in the tenor/treble as the felts there are NOT all the same length - they taper down gradually the higher in the treble you go.

One more job remains though, see next page!

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