PERCUSSION RESTORATION: DEAGAN MILITARY CHIMES
This is another set of antique Deagan tubular chimes that I have restored. This set has a military theme, providing the four notes necessary to play standard bugle calls: Taps, Reveille, Tattoo, Church and Flag. In this case the backboard was in good condition and did not have to be rebuilt. All that I had to do was disassemble the chimes, have them sandblasted to restore their original shine, and then put them back together.
I did have to spend some time cleaning up the backboard because a previous owner had splattered paint on it, but other than that it was good to go. The felt supports were also left untouched except for a minor cleaning. All the felt and rubber gaskets were replaced, and the plates between the chimes were sandblasted to clean them up and make them more smooth and legible. Now I have this beautiful set of solid brass chimes to add to my other set.
Posted by the misplacedmtnman