At 10:18 PM 11/11/98 -0500, Brian Whaley wrote:
>Also, according to
>Hubbard's book, Taskin's guides were covered in leather then punched
>for the jacks to ride upon. Does anyone do this? Where do I find
>detailed drawings of the jacks?
I don't know how much this helps, but on the Russell Collection website at
they list the availability for purchase of (among others) the following
6"x8" black and white photographs taken from the 1769 Taskin instrument:
"Jacks. Front, back and side views.
Registers. Tob, bottom and side views with register position control plate."
they list technical drawings for the instrument as follows:
"Full size Technical Drawings suitable for constructing copies of the
original instruments are available as paper prints or as prints on
dimensionally-stable plastic film. Included in the price of each drawing
(unless otherwise stated) is a set of photographs showing details of the
original instrument, and data sheets giving information on woods, string
materials and other pertinent information."
A l a n S. W a t k i n s
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