Back to Blonde C3 restoration

  • Biodegrading foam
  • Gluey foam on man loom prior to being removed
  • All late man will have this
  • Manual
  • Cover removed manual inspected
  • Biodegrading foam of cover plates
  • Another shot of the manual with foam
  • Lower manual open for inspection
  • Clear view of actuators and contacts
  • Manuals out keys removed and start of the restoration
  • Open for inspection
  • Coffee rust and dust
  • Close up of some of the internal debris
  • All panels are removed replated
  • Custom had the builders in and left the lid open
  • Close up of the plaster and brick dust
  • Bit by bit it all comes apart
  • Inspection of the panels prior to being replated
  • Overview of lower manual
  • Inspection found that the contacts were out of line
  • Builders debris clearly seen
  • Another shot of hte brick and plaster
  • It is surprising how large items can be that get inside
  • Another view
  • Just in time as there was no damage to the loom
  • Close up of the foam
  • Close up of the last of the foam
  • Manual plate removed showing biodegrading foam
  • Internal cover plates showing rust
  • Close up of rust
  • Close up of foam on manual edge of loom
  • Foam again and close up of manual wires to contacts
  • Clear shot of what it looks like
  • Another manual shot
  • Another manual shot
  • Another manual shot
  • Another manual shot
  • Another manual shot
  • Close up of manual
  • 90% done
  • Another manual shot
  • 92% done some keys are still to be corrected worn locating
  • Restored panels
  • Restored manuals