Steve Dibble
Pianola Restoration.
Steck Duo Art Restoration

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The cloth on the exhausters is in near perfect condition and it seemed a shame to replace them, however the flap valves are leaky so they had to go. All bearings have retained their grease and are rumble free.

The pulley proved stubborn to remove though.

External flap valve arrangement showing the felt strip and leather base.

The 4 exhausters after fitting new flap valves, leather gaskets and recovering in heavy rubber cloth.

Refitting to the cast iron base plate and bearings, after stripping and packing with fresh grease.

Internal flap valve.

The motor driven box pump:

I will post more photos on here as the restoration progresses.

This is a long term project that I fit in between commissioned work.

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