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MOTOR AND BELLOWS FOR SMALL ORGANS.

Issue 26 and Volume 21.

MOTOR AND BELLOWS FOR SMALL ORGANS. The advent of the automatic organ and piano has created a demand for a thoroughly satisfactory means of running them by power, so that the player may be relieved from the physical exertion and the capacities of the instrument broadened. On a church organ where the demands on the bellows are great the powerful piston water-motors are giving fine service; but there are many difficulties when an attempt is made to apply them directly to the small instrument of the parlor. For instance, the small bellows in a parlor instrument render such a high speed necessary that a throb or jar is inevitable, and again there is the difficulty of securing means for the nice regulation of the motor to supply automatically the exact amount of wind required, and by no means least the difficulty of making direct connections between motor and instrument To…

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