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Rebuilding a
Nickelodeon
Drum Beater
Device


Reference Materials

When this device arrived, the center beater would not turn 'off', the right beater valve leaked excessively whether 'on' or 'off' and the left beater made a hissing sound as it turned 'on' or 'off'. Finding and fixing the problems turned out to be quite a challenge and a great learning experience. I hope others will benefit from my discoveries.

Looks Good - What's the Problem?

Here's the first thing I discovered. This valve was leaking constantly and it appeared that the valve was being activated even though the signal port was closed. The video below shows what I found. This was just one of three problems I found in this valve.


This next video shows a problem I encountered when removing the second and third bellows. I was able to get the sliver of wood off the block in one piece and glue it back onto the bellow with hide glue.


   


   


   


   


   


   


   


   


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