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May 16, 2016 at 9:19 am #7279
The brass tubes aren’t fixed to the reed plate. They just go trough a hole, and are free to move. Their movement is restricted by the silicone valve on the bottom and the spring/shoulder on the top. When the covers are on, there is about 5 mm of travel.
I have already given enough information for anyone to copy my design. That was not my plan, I just offered my help on your own designs. Here’s the Borel Accordina (aka chromatic harmonicon) patent: http://www.google.com/patents/US2461806 , it should be useful. In the patent there are differences to the production model: the patent has both blow and draw reeds, more complex cover structure and different kind of springs.