At present we are unaware of a manufacturer of new reeds. The only way to replace broken reeds is to salvage them from other reed organs. If you have a broken reed, send us the broken reed and the one beside of it. We use them to match the size and shape of the broken reed. We have a large selection of original reeds and should be able to match your broken reed. Please call for shipping instructions and prices.
Please have the reed, size and location (front or back) before ordering.
Reed Hook (8 in. in length)
THE REED HOOK IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.
This is an essential tool of you need to remove the reeds from the reed cells. The reed hook fits into a slot in the back of the reeds. This allows you to pull the reeds straight out of the reed cells. This will prevent damage to the reeds or reed cells.
These are made from straight grained maple wood. The round rods are 3/16 in. in diameter by 5 ¼ in. in length. If a key remains down, one of the reasons may be a broken or damaged pitman rod. Please refer to “Problem Solving Tips” for more information on other possible causes for this problem.
Helpful Hint: Whenever you remove the pitman rods, reeds, or keys always keep them in order. These parts are made to work correctly in only one place.
Pallet Valve Covers
A bad pallet valve cover can be the reason for a note to continuously sound. Please see “Problem Solving Tips” before ordering these parts. These valves need to be inspected for leather hardening and/or felt damaged by moths. If either of these is discovered, the pallet valve should be recovered. (This procedure is demonstrated in the VT-1 video) When ordering pallet valve leather and felt, please send us the length and width of the coverings and the number of keys.
Pallet Valve Springs
Age and usage will weaken these springs. Weak springs will not seal the pallet valve tightly. This can also allow the notes to sound constantly. A new set of springs will improve the feel of the keyboard and seal the pallet valves tighter. When ordering tell us the length of your old springs (3 ½ in. or 4 ½ in.)
Pallet Valve Guide Pins
Sometimes these pins fall out of position. If this happens the pallet valve may not be able to seal properly. Replacement of the pins will correctly position the pallet valve.
Reed Organ Wheels
Most reed organs have wooden wheels. Over the last 80 to 100 years these wheels may have broken off or worn flat. The result is a reed organ that stands at a tilt, rocks when you play it and damages your floor when you move it.
The rollers coming complete sets of 4 wheels and 4" axles.
The 1 1/8" diameter wheel is used when the axle is NOT recessed on the bottom of the organ.
The 1 1/4" wheel is recommended when the axle is recessed.
The 1 3/8" wheel is used on your larger organs such as the Chapel or Church organ.
Worn out hinges will let the pedals rub against each other and the sides of the case. If the hinges are broken the pedals will fall out of the place. Brass plated 7/8 in. wide.
When ordering replacement parts from us always list the name of your reed organ, number of keys and the names of the stops. (336)320-2212