Would Tenor kits work for pads and springs replacement on C Melody ? I have a 1929 Beuscher
Spraying a clear lacquer finish over silver plating is NEVER a good idea. This forum contains several good threads about ways to slow and delay the tarnishing process that are the best alternative.
I wouldn't try to replace the springs unless they are really broken. Most old Bueschers have screw-in springs that are hard to find, you can't just take any Chinese spring and shove it in the hole and if you solder them you essentially kill the tempering of the metal. Just wipe them off.Thank you. I will measure and order individually. A couple springs are broke most show signs of corrosion and weakening. Thanks.
Thank you! Just when I needed a few myself!According to Saxpics the Norton springs were first introduced on Buescher Aristocrats which came out in 1932. The patent for the "Norton Screw" was approved in 1926 so there was a gap before Buescher adopted their use. Norton springs are currently available from Ferree's Tools.