Rieger Tour - Reeds

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56.jpg (14109 bytes) A nice view of a set of tongues for a whole rank of pipes. The tool at the rear is a small, precise shear which is used to cut the brass reed stock.
57.jpg (17523 bytes) Here, the worker is using a belt sander to smooth the shallot that the reed fits against. A finer grade of sandpaper is waiting on the tan sanding belt at the left.
58.jpg (17289 bytes) Here are some resonators which fit into the tops of metal pipes. At the rear we can see a bracket which is used to hold the pipes upright. It is lined with red felt to reduce scratching and to prevent buzzing.

Virtual Tour of Rieger Orgelbau 1999 Richard Crowley