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this is not my project though you guys may be interested 1914 Packard pedal organ 85%wood

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Project by joseph b harlacher III posted 1788 days ago 1568 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a profesional organ company’s wood work at the turn of the 1900’s someting i am shooting for in quality and inovative design and their use of their tecknology is stunning handcrafted and quality controled out put. i was amazed at the simplisity and robust sound the sound board produced. they were in Fort Wayne IND.
let me know if i should remove this project. its obviously not mine yet i am using it as a guide to what is possible. my projects are all gong to include other peoples parts so please bear with my limited knoweledge of copy rights and the internet with regards to inovations i belive in open source untill things are of risk taking nature then proprietary rights need to occure. this may mean some food to some one involved in the wood working design field. if it helps any any inovation i put forth is free game for the reader to copy or use with their own descretion.

-- joseph





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Karson

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#1 posted 1788 days ago

I like the pile of parts. Is that scap wood or is this an assemble it yourself kit?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#2 posted 1788 days ago

those are the keys of the keyboard they were numbered on the covered lever end (by me as i removed them in pencil lightly)
after i had it in pieces it was an assemble from memory or figur out where things should go my only mistake was to use door insulation for gasket between sound board and bellows next time when i re reed the organ i will take the time to use leather. i didnt compress as thin and gasses slightly in one of the corners when there are no stops open. still plays good needs some serious reed replacement$.

-- joseph

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Karson

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#3 posted 1788 days ago

Was this just the foot pedals or the entire keyboard.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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joseph b harlacher III

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#4 posted 1788 days ago

the plastic drawer is full of all the key parts except the posts that go to the levers on the under side of the sound board in one of the other pictures. the underside of the sound board is rectangular with red felt ended lengths of levers on metal fulcrum pivoting to open passages for the air ill post more pictures.

-- joseph

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#5 posted 1788 days ago

This posting is awesome Joe.
Thanks!

-- Having fun...Eric

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#6 posted 1788 days ago

your welcome my grand father has handed down to me several of his projects i might show them later.

-- joseph

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#7 posted 1788 days ago

I always love seeing old organs.

-- "Preach the gospel always. If necessary use words" -St Francis of Assisi

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