Original Style Bellows Cloth
This 16 oz. Rubber coated cloth can be ordered in two different widths. (8 in. or 10 in.) Our standard order length is 18 ft. This is enough material to cover most home reed organ bellows. In most cases there is enough left over to recover the exhaust bellow valves. Custom lengths are also available. Part # 1738 for 8 in. Custom lengths are priced per running foot.
Exhaust Bellows / Pedal Return Springs
These springs close the exhaust bellows and pull the pedals back up. (Refer to “Simple Problem Tips”) They are sold in 8 lbs. and 14 lbs. pressures. When ordering please send us your unbroken spring so that we can match the correct poundage spring.
Preventative Maintenance: Always replace the exhaust bellows springs in pairs. If you put a new spring on one side and leave the old one on the other side, you will experience a difference in the pedal strengths and speed.
Animal / Hide Glue
This is the same kind of glue used originally on the bellows. This glue is very gentle to the wood. We stock dry powder and premixed forms of this glue. The dry granular powder form will be sent with how to heat and mix instructions. The premixed form must be used within 7 days.
Powder Part # 800 Premixed # 801
Reed Organ Lock Key
This is a duplicate of the original keys used to lock the keyboard cover. This is a must for all reed organ owners that have an uninvited guest that cannot play or sing. This low cost piece of protection is also a nice addition to the complete restoration. (Triangle shaped end only)
The most replaced part in a reed organ. If yours have never been replaced, order a spare set today. This is so that you will have the new set when your old straps do break.
Preventative Maintenance: Whenever you are recovering the bellows always replace both pedal straps.
There are two sets of valves in a bellows. One set of valves control the air flow out of the reservoir bellows. The other set of valves are on the outside of the exhaust bellows. These exhaust bellows valves should be one of the first things you check if your reed organ does not play. The two valves can be seen by removing the wooden panel in front of your knees. If these two valves are broken or missing the instrument will not work. The valve material can be either bellows cloth or leather.
Preventative Maintenance: Whenever you have the reed organ on its side remember to tighten all visible screws in the wooden base and lightly oil the wheels and pedal hinges.
This material is used in the bellows, volume door and coupler hinges. The cloth is two inches wide and sold by the foot.
Mute Door Spring Wire
Time can weaken these springs. Weak springs will not close the mute doors completely. If this happens a set of reed will sound even when you have their stop closed.
||Be Careful: Before removing any spring in a reed organ, mark the position and mounting holes of the spring. Pay special attention if the spring is under pressure. Always wear safety glasses.