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flared_ophicleide

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brass wedges
« on: August 01, 2012, 05:17:38 PM »
Most organ builders use, or have used, wooden wedges in reed pipe assembly.  A few (Austin, Hope-Jones, and Hook & Hastings) have used brass ones.

Are there any other makes that have brass wedges?  I'm interested particularly in British and American builders.

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Re: brass wedges
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2012, 06:58:51 PM »
I seem to remember that the rank of Nicholson & Lord Oboe pipes circa 1890 which I used to have had brass wedges

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Re: brass wedges
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2012, 02:50:37 PM »
H-J was closely involved with Norman & Beard (amongst many others) in the 1890s.  Generally, their later modifications and additions to his pipework are difficult to distinguish from orginal work.  I would expect them to have used brass wedges in their own work too.

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Re: brass wedges
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2013, 09:50:48 PM »
I have a Compton on my tuning round, Victoria methodist WSM that has brass wedges. Beautifully made.

 


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