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Restoration of the Emmett 89-keyless Gavioli


The two wind reservoirs were completely dismantled and restored with new leather. Two reservoirs are not necessary on a blower-fed organ, but as they are original I retained them for historical reasons.

The original feeders and cranks had been removed when a blower was first installed, but the leather valves are still in place. I glued these down to prevent leakage. and renewed the transfer manifold leather and cleaned out the filter, The spill valve was re-leathered, and all springs, hooks and eyes were treated with black Hammerite.

The blower was re-installed at this stage, so it could be used for blowing out dust and checking as progress is made on chests and pipes.

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